Feeder for birds from a plastic bottle
Get creative with the kids and get them making their own bird feeder whilst they’re being home schooled!
What you’ll need:
A clean, dry plastic bottle and cap
2 x sticks (pencils will do!)
A drawing pin
To start, near the bottom of the bottle, use a drawing pin to pierce two holes opposite each other. Make these holes slightly larger using the scissors and then feed the first stick through the first hole, to the second hole, making the first perch for the birds.
Repeat this same task slightly higher up on the bottle, making the holes at a 90 degree angle to the ones below, and then feed the second stick through, making the second perch. The perches will look like a cross when viewed from the top or bottom.
Use the pin and scissors to make a couple of drainage holes in the bottom of the bottle.
About 4cm above each perch, use the tools again to make further holes. These will be the feeding holes and need to be around 5-8ml wide (this will depend on the size of the bird seed you use).
At the neck of the bottle, make two holes opposite each other and thread the string through, tying it in a loop at the top. This is to hang the feeder on a tree.
Unscrew the cap and fill the holder with bird seed before replacing the cap back on.
You can decorate the feeder how you like and then place it in the garden!