1001 Things To Do · Arts and Crafts

DIY Bird Feeder

This project is a spin-off from our save-the-caterpillars advocacy. Since the birds can’t seem to get enough of our caterpillar pets, I thought of giving the birds something else to eat. This isn’t our first time to make a bird feeder. Earlier this year, we made one for Aki’s class. As usual, I forgot to read the memo so we had to rush the project. We ended up with a Manila-paper covered bird feeder decorated with Aki’s doodles. I forgot about that failed project until I read about a similar project in one of my vintage craft books.

It is pretty simple actually. Cut a hole in an empty tetra pack. Wash and dry.

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Once the bird feeder is clean, you can now decorate. We started painting it using a paint brush but Aki was so excited (and kuleeeet) that we ended up finger painting instead.

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Originally, I wanted the bird feeder to look like a house but Aki had a better idea. We came up with monsters. Once the paint dried, we hang our scary bird feeder in the gate and waited for the birds to come.

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This is Aki’s best impression of a one-eyed monster. Hihi

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Family Field Trips · Memoirs of a Mummy

The Birds of Lost Eden

The bird were so many and so interesting, I think they deserve a separate post.

A huge pelican! It was probably at least 4 feet tall!What bird is this?!
They look like they came out of a painting!

 

What bird is this?!

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