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Easy Bird Feeders for Kids

Girija Shinde
Making a bird feeder couldn't have been a simpler project; Tap through to know how to make this at home using things that are easily available around the house.
For those of you who've always wanted a bird feeder, here's your chance to make one from scratch.
Whether you live in an apartment with a spacious balcony or a house with an expansive yard, a bird feeder can be strategically placed in an open space, to attract birds. You'll be delighted to see how many of them flock to your creation.
♣ The food you decide to use, will determine the kind of bird that chances upon your feeder. Some birds aren't as picky, so don't worry, you're bound to have visitors.

♣ Most kinds of songbirds are attracted to mixed-seed feed. Others like hummingbirds are attracted to nectar.
♣ Birds like woodpeckers and flickers are attracted to suet feeders.

♣ Squirrels tend to nibble away at exposed birdseeds, but you can place the bird feeder in a different location that is hard to reach.

How to Make a Bird Feeder at Home

From a Bagel

You will need a bagel, string of yarn, plastic knife, peanut butter, and birdseed. First, cut the bagel in half and spread peanut butter on the open-faced side. Spread the birdseed on a paper plate and press the bagel face-down over it, patting it gently. Tie the yarn through the loop of the bagel and suspend it from a high point in your garden.

From an Orange

Cut a large orange into half; scoop the insides neatly before leaving it out in the sun to dry. To quicken the process use a blow dryer. Take a pencil and puncture two holes across, close to the rim. Insert a piece of twine through them, knotting it securely before tying the loose ends to a stick. Suspend it from a branch, like a mini swing.

From Scrap Plastic

Use an empty 1 liter plastic bottle to make this feeder. Using a knife (under adult supervision), cut little pockets into the side of the bottle's bottom on either side, making a 4-inch-wide hole. Insert a stiff piece of cardboard (6 inches long and slightly bent into a U-shape) through the opening. Use glue to secure it. Do this for the other side as well.
Fill the bottle with bird feed from the top; you can bend the cardboard piece until it is at a slight incline, so that the bird feed doesn't slide off its edge. Using the same idea, you can slice a milk carton in half, fill it up, puncture holes into its sides, and suspend it from a branch using a piece of yarn or rope.