Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kid's Craft Project - Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

Plastic Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
My 6 year old grand daughter has been spending a lot of time with us this Summer. My daughter is pregnant with baby #2 and working a full-time job, so we have been helping out and babysitting my grand daughter 2 days a week.

When she is here...I am always looking for new kid's craft projects and activities to do with her. We like quick projects that are easy-to-assemble and if they utilize items that we normally throw away, that's even better yet!

Two weeks ago we whipped up some quick & easy hanging bird feeders that we made from empty 2 liter plastic soda bottles. Here is how we made them.
Decorating the Bottle!
Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

2 Liter Plastic Soda Bottle (clean & empty)
Jute Rope - 24 to 36" in Length
Sequins and Tacky Glue
Paint Pens/Markers
1/4" Hole Punch
Bird Seed

Cut off the bottom 1/3 of the plastic 2 liter soda bottle. Make sure you get an even & smooth edge. Use the hole punch to punch 2 holes into the soda bottle which will be used for hanging. Use tacky glue and sequins to decorate the outside of the bottle. In between the sequins my grand daughter used paint pens and drew little designs and words that are related to birds. Let dry for one hour.

Tie a large knot on one end of the Jute rope. Thread the unknotted end through one hole until the knot stops it from pulling through. Thread the other end through the other hole and knot again...this will form the hanging cord. Fill with wild bird seed.

You can hang them from a branch in a tree or from an outdoor plant hook on a large porch. We made several of them and have them hanging in trees all around the yard and the birds have really enjoyed using them!

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