No matter what the time of year this egg box bird feeder is a great craft to make with your kids, perfect for encouraging nature into your garden and super easy to create.
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Kids or grown ups, all of us have a love for nature and it’s great for us to be able to encourage that.
This easy bird feeder for kids to make is super simple and we’re always fans of any kind of crafting that don’t require us to spend loads of money on expensive new materials.
In fact when I made these with my daughter we realised that we had everything we needed for them already in our home, always a bonus when you don’t need to make that extra trip to the store before you get started!
What Bird Seed Can I Use in an Egg Box Bird Feeder?
For an egg box bird feeder any kind of loose bird feed that’s suitable for wild birds will be fine.
How Long Will an Egg Box Bird Feeder Last?
Being made of cardboard it’s pretty obvious that an egg box bird feeder won’t last forever. If you want something permanent then I’d recommend buying a bird feeder instead.
To my surprise, ours held up pretty well during rain, we live in Cornwall, England and trust me it rains a lot round here.
Ours gave up though after high winds. Not only was the seed blown out of the egg box but eventually our old apple tree that it hung on was blown over too!
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
No egg boxes at home? Or maybe you just fancy making some more DIY bird feeders! We love this sweet juice carton bird feeder made by Red Ted Art that you could make with a carton of milk as well.
For more homemade bird feeder ideas check out our post of easy bird feeders kids can make.
Egg Box Bird Feeder
- Coloured Pens
- Wool or string
- Egg Carton
- Bird Feed
- Cut the lid off of the egg box.
- Decorate your egg box using colouring pens.
- Now it's time to add the string or wool to your egg box so that it can be hung outside. Take a piece of wool and feed it through the two holes in the raised part of the egg box. You want to create a loop between these on the upper part. on the underneath part of your egg box make knots in your string or wool so that it won't be pulled back through the holes.
- Turning your bird feeder back up the correct way you can now fill it with seed and hang it outside.
More Nature Themed Activities for Kids
This free printable outdoor scavenger hunt for kids is a great way to help encourage your kids to get outside and have some fun too.
Or grab our free butterfly printable and make this super sweet butterfly nature craft.