With spring comes lots of birds and it's always fun to feed the birds. This is a really simple bird feeder that you can make really fast.

Plastic Bird Feeder

Here is a list of the things you will need.

  • A small plastic jar like a peanut butter jar.
  • 3 inches of 1/8 inch dowel (round wood).
  • 8 inches of wire or string.
  • Waterproof glue or hot melt glue.

Be sure to have your parents help you with the cutting so you don't cut yourself!

Wash out a small empty plastic peanut butter container or something similar.
Remove the label using hot soapy water. If you let is soak a while it will come off a lot easier.
Cut a 1 inch hole so the bottom of the hole is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the container.
Make a small hole just below the 1 inch hole, big enough for the piece of wood dowel.
Poke the 1/8 inch dowel into the small hole and glue it in place.
Poke another small hole in the middle of the lid for the wire or string to go through.
Run the string or wire through the hole in a loop and tie it off in a big not so it won't pull out.
Put the lid on the jar and there you have it, a bird feeder.

Since some parents don't like bird seeds sprouting in their flower gardens here's a little tip you can share with them. Spread the bird seed out on a cookie sheet and bake in a 250 degree oven for 1/2 hour.

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