Homemade apple slice birdfeeder

Kids love to make crafts and to create.

Hanging orange homemade bird feeder

A craft like these homemade bird feeders is a wonderful way for children to do something with their hands and their mind and to see how it is a blessing to something outside of themselves, in this case, birds.

This is a quick and easy craft perfect for toddlers and up and is done from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

I can hear the birds chirping every morning which puts a huge smile on my face ~ spring is around the corner ~ but until things warm up those poor little feathered friends are foraging for food in the bitter cold.  

My little guy and I wanted to give them some help with finding some food and made these little feeders and treats in less than 30 minutes.

We hung some from a tree in the front yard……

and some from my Dad’s Little Red Ladder

How To Make Fruit and Peanut Butter Birdfeeders

You don’t need much at all to make these homemade bird feeders other than a few basic supplies.

Apple

Orange

Birdseed

Peanut Butter

Twine or string

An adult will need to do some of these steps {the apple and orange slicing/cutting} but the rest can be done by the kiddos.

Apple Slice Bird Feeder

Slice the apple into 1/4″ slices.

Use an awl or some sort of punch to make a hole in the top of the apple ~ not too close to the top or else the apple will tear.  

I used an Allen key to make my holes ~ easy peasy!

Next, add the string to use for hanging from tree branches.

Have your little ones spread some peanut butter on to the apple slices ~ one side only.

Sprinkle some birdseed on to the peanut buttered apple slices and gently press the seeds into the peanut butter.

Orange Peel Feeders

Slice your orange in half and scoop out the orange.

Make a hole on each side of the orange cup and use string to hang ~ fill with birdseed.

Now have the kids bundle up and hang the treats and feeders from tree branches in the yard on trees that they can easily see ~ it’s so nice to watch the little birds find these unexpected treats and have a feast!

Homemade Bird Feeders to Kids to Make
Yield: 8 birdfeeders

Homemade Bird Feeders to Kids to Make

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Easy DIY homemade bird feeders for kids to make with a little help from an adult. You only need a few supplies and a little bit of time.

Materials

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Birdseed
  • Peanut Butter
  • Twine

Tools

  • Knife
  • Awl or Allen Wrench

Instructions

Apple Slice Birdfeeder

  1. Slice the apple into 1/4" slices.
  2. Use an awl or some sort of punch to make a hole in the top of the apple ~ not too close to the top or else the apple will tear.  
  3. I used an Allen key to make my holes ~ easy peasy!
  4. Next, add the string to use for hanging from tree branches.
  5. Have your little ones spread some peanut butter on to the apple slices ~ one side only.
  6. Sprinkle some birdseed on to the peanut buttered apple slices and gently press the seeds into the peanut butter.

Orange Peel "Cup" Feeders

  1. Slice your orange in half and scoop out the orange.
  2. Make a hole on each side of the orange cup and use string to hang ~ fill with birdseed.
  3. Hang from tree branch.

Did you try this?

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