How do you make a bird feeder with waste material?

How do you make a bird feeder with waste material?


  1. Cut a large hole in the center of one side of the carton, starting several inches from the bottom.
  2. Beneath this large hole, cut a small hole to poke a stick through.
  3. Cut two small holes on either side of the top of the carton to thread the rope or wire through.
  4. Paint and decorate your feeder.

What can I use instead of bird seed?

Other bird seed alternatives to offer to birds include fruit and vegetable seeds, dried fruits, peanut butter and/or jelly, apples, pears, nuts, and unbuttered popcorn.

Can you make a bird feeder out of a plastic bottle?

A great family project for bird lovers is turning an ordinary 2-liter plastic bottle into a functional bird feeder. These simple feeders are perfectly functional and can help backyard birders feed more birds without purchasing expensive feeders.

How do you make a bird feeder out of a 1 gallon milk jug?


  1. Carefully cut out holes, using your circles as a guide. Tip: Start cutting with your craft knife and do the bulk of the cutting with scissors.
  2. Cut small slits near the bottom of the jug, under each circle you cut out to push the dowel through so the birds will have something to perch on while they eat.

Are bears attracted to hummingbird feeders?

The short answer is yes, bird feeders can attract bears. Bears are notorious for eating from all bird feeders, including hummingbird feeders. Bears have a highly keen sense of smell and may be attracted to your feeders from far away.

Do birds feed other birds?

But it’s extremely unusual to see Chipping Sparrows and other songbirds feeding other young that are not their own. But interestingly, bird parents have an intense instinct to nurture young at the time their own young are dependent. Sometimes if a bird loses its own young, it ends up feeding another chick who is begging.

What is bird feeding?

Bird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder.