One of the links from my super bird links list was to a homemade bird house. I like the idea, but right now we needed to build a bird feeder, so I adopted it to our needs to make a milk carton bird feeder
Supplies: milk carton with lid, sharp knife, sharpies, bird seed, rope
1. Cut a hole in your milk carton. I probably cut a bit larger than is preferable, but I cut out the indent that’s in a milk carton.
2. Let your kids have fun coloring the milk carton. My kids of course thought this was the best part.
3. Sorry, no picture of this. I stabbed an x-shape on each side of the milk carton with the knife, and then I fed the rope through in two loops and tied those loops off.
4. Carefully pour in the bird seed. For ours it took about 3 cups to fill it to a satisfactory level.
And apparently the pictures of my finished hanging up in the yard bird feeder are missing somewhere, so imagine a wonderful bird feeder hanging up until such time as I take pictures with my old camera or find my camera charger.
So far we’ve eagerly looked to see if any birds have come and no such luck. I might have to break down and get a real bird feeder, or it could just be I need to have patience.