A cute and colorful kid-made paper bowl bird feeder for your backyard.
We got a darling little bird house and the boys helped their dad pick the best tree in our backyard and then the best branch where birds would love to build a nest. High enough from the ground so no cat could be a menace and facing East. Check and check!
What about food? The kids and I decided to make a bird feeder ourselves. We took out the bird seeds, some Cheerios, a paper bowl and some paint.
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Paper bowl bird feeder
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- paper bowl
- paint and paintbrush
- hole puncher
- bird seeds
Step 1: Start by painting the paper bowl. My 5-year old and I love painting and look for any opportunity to take out our paints and paintbrushes. That’s why we had to add some color to our paper bowl but you can skip this step. Use just one or two colors for younger kids. Paint the paper bowl on the inside and outside, too, if you like.
Step 2: Use the hole puncher to make 4 holes on the paper bowl rim.
Step 3: Cut two pieces of string and thread them through the holes. Thread Cheerios through the strings. Once you’re done with the Cheerios, tie up the strings two by two and then all of them together.
Step 4: Add bird seeds and hang your bird feeder in a tree.