If you love simple DIY projects, this blog post is for you! We have tons of homemade bird feeder projects for the whole family. Kids of all ages will love making their own bird feeders, and hungry birds will love the food!
Keep reading to find our favorite homemade bird feeders.
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EASY BIRD FEEDER TUTORIALS
Today we have so many easy DIY bird feeders for kids who love wild birds, nature, and fun project ideas they can do at home. These DIYs require very simple materials that you probably already have at home or can find in any craft store or grocery stores, such as a pipe cleaner, wooden spoons, a plastic bottle, a popsicle stick, and plastic containers.
These creative ideas are perfect for celebrating Earth Day as it teaches kids about the importance of respecting wildlife and taking care of our environment. It is also a fun way to learn about the different types of birds. Not only that but these step by step tutorial projects are a great way to enhance fine motor skills too.
From preschool to kindergarten and elementary school kids — we have many different tutorials so everyone can make their own feeders to watch our beloved feathered friends. In fact, we have 38 homemade bird feeder crafts.
1. Easy Pine Cone Bird Feeder Winter Craft for Kids
This homemade bird feeder is easy and fun to make, and great for wild birds in the winter! All you need is a pinecone, peanut butter, bird seed, and string.
2. Homemade Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder & Nectar Recipe
Teach kids the importance of recycling and learning about birds by building a plastic bottle hummingbird feeder from your recycling bin.
3. Pine Cone Crafts – Bird Feeders
This is a great way to use up some of our nature finds and make something nice for our feathered friends! From Red Ted Art.
4. Winter Activity For Kids: Stale Bread Birdfeeders
Don’t throw your stale bread! Instead, use it to make a bird feeder with your kids. From CBC.
5. How To Make a Gourd Bird Feeder
This tutorial is more suitable for older kids and adults as it requires using a serrated knife. But it just looks so cute! From Kitchen Counter Chronicle.
6. Paper Plate Bird Feeder for Kids to Make
This paper plate bird feeder from Happy Hooligans is perfect to do as a family and then watch the birds that come to eat in your backyard.
7. Thrifted Glass Bird Feeders
Got empty vases and candy dishes that you don’t use anymore? Let’s make a chic bird feeder! From Home Talk.
8. Cheerio Bird Feeders – Simple Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeder for Toddlers
These Cheerio bird feeders from Happy Hooligans are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make using just pipe cleaners and Cheerios.
9. Homemade Bird Feeders
For this project, you’ll only need wild bird seed mix, wholewheat bakery bagels, peanut butter, and some simple materials. Even your toddlers will be able to participate in the making of this bird feeder! From Mama Papa Bubba.
10. Orange Cup Bird Feeders
Fill empty orange rinds with a few simple ingredients to make bird feeders for your garden. Just follow the simple tutorial from Happy Hooligans.
11. Fruit & Grain Bird Feeders
These simple bird feeders are so easy to make but will look so pretty hanging in your garden – and the birds will appreciate your effort. From CBC.
12. Easy Homemade Cardboard Bird Feeder for Kids
Create a bird feeder out of cardboard for your backyard birds to enjoy! Use as many colors as you want to celebrate the start of spring. From Happy Hooligans.
13. Feeding Our Feathered Friends: Rainbow Ice Bird Feeders
Making ice bird feeders is easier than you think, and kids will love participating in this project during the winter months. From Twig & Toadstool.
14. Cool Ice Wreath Bird Feeder Craft Kids Can Make
Feed the birds with a pretty ice wreath bird feeder craft that kids can make in winter! From Hands-on As We Grow.
15. Juice Carton Crafts: Owl Bird Feeder
A quick and easy owl bird feeder craft made with juice cartons or milk cartons to make. Grab your googly eyes! From Red Ted Art.
16. Milk Jug Bird Feeder
This tutorial from Happy Hooligans is so good for the environment! This is a great craft for toddlers and preschoolers to accompany a unit on birds.
17. Citrus Cup Bird Feeders
This bird feeder tutorial is best with older kids as it requires some “sewing” the oranges. But younger kids will be able to fill in the feeder with bird seeds. From Mama Papa Bubba.
18. DIY Bird Feeders
These bird feeders/birdhouses are so easy to do that even the kiddos can help with. From Mom Endeavors.
19. Summer Project Ideas
To make these bird feeders, you will only need toilet paper rolls, birdseeds, and peanut butter! From Play From Scratch.
20. Simple Bird Feeder with Snow, Corn and Chestnuts
Use the snow to mold a simple bird feeder to serve corn and chestnuts to the birds and squirrels in your yard. From Happy Hooligans.
21. Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder
Let’s use cookie cutters to make a quick and simple bird feeder to do with the kids – you can make them in many different shapes! From Juggling with Kids.
22. Bird Seed Wreath
Making a birdseed wreath is a fun, classic way to welcome Spring. They also double as nice housewarming gifts. From Infarrantly Creative.
23. DIY bird or butterfly feeder
This bird and butterfly feeder is so easy, although younger kids might need assistance from an adult to work with the wire. From Melissa Camana Wilkins.
24. DIY Suet Feeders
This suet feeder includes a homemade suet recipe that will surely attract bluebirds! This craft is more suitable for older kids and adults. From The Garden-Roof Coop.
25. Make an Easy DIY Bird Feeder (no tools needed)
Let’s make a cute bird feeder for the garden! No tools needed – just a bit of glue, paint and supplies from the craft store. From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
26. Simple Macrame Orange Bird Feeder
This tutorial from Blue Corduroy is so simple and the birds love it! As an added bonus – they look so cute!
27. Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
By making this craft, we keep a plastic bottle out of the landfill. Might need help from an adult to cut through the bottle. From Kelly Leigh Creates.
28. How to Make a Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
Let’s learn how to make a teacup bird feeder; it’s so simple and easy to make, and ends up being a super cute garden decoration! From Practically Functional.
29. Tea Cup Candle Sconce Bird Feeder Tutorial
The next time you’re at the thrift store, pick up an old candle sconce, tea cup and saucer to create a cute little bird feeder. From DIY Showoff.
30. DIY Bird Feeders
To make these bird feeders from Erin’s Creative Energy, you’ll need to drill a bit (so it is not suitable for kids), but the end result is so adorable!
31. Acorn Bird Feeder Tutorial
This acorn bird feeder from Tried and True Blog looks so neat on any garden.
32. Easy Fall Crafts Using Pine Cones: Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders
This pine cone bird feeder tutorial from Freebie Finding Mom allows the little ones to exercise creativity, motor skills, and excess energy while learning about birds.
33. DIY Colorblock Bird Feeders
We loved this tutorial from Handmade Charlotte! Invite some colorful visitors to your backyard this spring with these DIY bird feeders!
34. DIY Bird Feeder from a Flower Pot
I love this DIY bird feeder from a flower pot and a couple of terra cotta saucers – birds will love the free food too! From All Things Heart and Home.
35. DIY Birdseed Ice Ornaments
This is the perfect craft to do with kids since it’s so easy. It’s also a great craft for the winter months. Grab your bird seed, cranberries, and twine! From Hello Glow.
36. DIY Tin Can Flower Bird Feeder
Repurpose tin cans to make this cute yet functional bird feeder. Kids will need adult supervision or assistance! From Birds&Blooms.
Looking for more crafts to do with the whole family? We’ve got them:
- Take a look at our more than 100 5 minute crafts for kids.
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- Let’s make a firefly craft.
- Kids of all ages will love making pipe cleaner flowers.
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Did you enjoy making these bird feeders?