Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Tweet, tweet! Repurpose a milk carton into an easy DIY bird feeder for kids with this clever upcycled craft idea.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Take Note Gel Pens
Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Upcycled Carton
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Twine
  • Bird Seed

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Check out our other upcycled craft projects for Earth Day or any day!

Steps:

1
Step 1

On upcycled carton side, draw outline for an opening with gel pens.

2
Step 2

Have an adult help cut out the opening.

3
Step 3

Rotate carton once and draw outline for a wing-shaped flap. Cut along outline, leaving top of wing intact.

4
Step 4

Rotate carton once and repeat steps 1–2.

5
Step 5

Repeat step 3 to complete final side of carton.

6
Step 6

Paint beak, wings, and bird body. Dry 1–2 hours and add second coat.

7
Step 7

Paint eyes above beak. Dry 1–2 hours.

8
Step 8

Draw pupils and details with markers.

9
Step 9

Hole punch top of carton. Feed twine thru hole and tie ends into a knot.

10
Step 10

Pour bird seed into openings.

11
Step 11

Hang outside to let your feathered friends fill their beaks and bellies!

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Garden & Outdoor,

    • Upcycle Craft Ideas,

    • Summer

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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