Bird Feeder

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What kind of birds do you have living in your yard? Make a bird feeder by reusing plastic bottles and find out! If you like this activity, check out our Are You My Mother? Story & Craft which is also about birds!

What You’ll Need:
*Empty water bottle or other plastic bottle
*Glue/ Hot Glue
*Decorative paper/stickers
*Scissors
*Paper plate
*Ribbon/Yarn
*Bird Seed
*Sharp knife

Preparation:
*Go to the library or go online and research birds that are native to your area. Print out some pictures, or make a journal of these birds so you’ll be able to identify them when they come to eat at your bird feeder.

Activity:
*Cut the bottom off of the plastic bottle. Cut a small square out of the bottom edge of the bottle (to allow the bird seed to flow out). Glue the bottle to the paper plate.
*Out of the bottom of the plastic bottle that you cut off, cut a circle out of the center portion. Use the knife to poke a hole through this circle.
*Tie the yarn ends together and glue to the bottle cap. Thread the yarn through the hole in the plastic circle.

*Decorate the bottle with paper and stickers.
*Fill the bottle with bird seed. Replace the bottle cap.
*Find a good spot in your yard or porch to hang your bird feeder. Sit back and wait for the hungry birds to come and eat!
*Send us a picture of your kids and their bird feeders we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*About Birds: A Guide for Children -- at amazon.com: A bird guide book for beginners
*Counting Is for the Birds
-- at amazon.com: Count the birds coming to the bird feeder while learning more about them.

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.