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Simple DIY Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder for Kids

Do you need an easy nature craft for your kids to do this spring or summer? This simple DIY Bird Feeder for Kids is a fun, easy-to-make bird feeder craft and a great way to segway into talking about nature, the life cycle of a bird or just to have a simple conversation about wildlife near your home. My daughter loved making this Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder and it was fun to watch her excitement as it came together. Try this peanut butter bird feeder with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. 

Do you need an easy nature craft for your kids to do this spring or summer? This simple DIY Bird Feeder for Kids is a fun, easy-to-make bird feeder craft and a great way to segway into talking about nature, the life cycle of a bird or just to have a simple conversation about wildlife near your home. My daughter loved making this Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder and it was fun to watch her excitement as it came together. Try this peanut butter bird feeder with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. 

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

As the weather warms and the kids head outdoors it is great to help give them projects to keep them learning and exploring while having fun. This super cute toilet paper roll bird feeder is a great way to help encourage birds to visit your back yard. By having a peanut butter bird feeder children can observe a variety of birds perfect for a nature study, bird theme, learning about animals, and more. This bird feeder craft is quick and easy to make with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Whether you are looking for a spring activity for kids or fun summer bucket list idea for children, this DIY bird feeder for kids is a must!

All you need to make this homemade bird feeders peanut butter are a few simple materials you probabaly alreayd have on hand:  Toilet Paper Roll or cardboard tube (empty) Peanut Butter Bird Seed Scissors Something to hang (yarn or pipe cleaners) Popsicle Sticks Hole PunchBird Feeder Craft

All you need to make this homemade bird feeders peanut butter are a few simple materials you probabaly alreayd have on hand: 

  • Toilet Paper Roll or cardboard tube (empty)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bird Seed
  • Scissors
  • Something to hang (yarn or pipe cleaners)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hole Punch

Easy Bird Feeders

DIY Bird Feeder for Kids

To start making your easy bird fidder you will start by punching two holes on the top of the toilet paper roll. This is where you will secure the string or pipe cleaner so that this bird feeder can hang.

Next, we cut slits for the popsicle sticks to slide in for a perch for the birds. I found it easiest if I punched the four holes, on each of the ‚Äėsides‚Äô of the toilet paper roll. Popsicle sticks will not fit in the hole punch holes, but it is easier to get the scissors in to cut the slit when there is already a hole there. Cut four slits and slide two popsicle sticks in, perpendicular to eachother.¬†

Make sure the popsicle sticks fit and then slide them back out. They are secure enough since the slits are small that you don’t have to attach them with glue. 

DIY Bird Feeder for Kids

Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

Next, pour bird seed onto a plate. Take a popsicle stick and use it to spread peanut butter around the entire toilet paper roll. We left space on the top and the bottom. This is because of the perches and then the holes for the pipe cleaners. 

Once the peanut butter is completely spread, roll the TP roll in the bird seed. Just roll it back and forth until the whole thing is coated. If needed, pick up bird seed with your fingers and press it into the peanut butter. This is just to fill any empty spaces. 

Homemade Bird Feeders Peanut Butter

Easy Bird Feeders

When the bird seed is attached, slide the popsicle sticks back in. Then add the pipe cleaner to the top by attaching to the holes. Now you are ready to hang it outside. 

Simple DIY Bird Feeder for Kids is a fun, easy-to-make bird feeder craft to make from a Toilet Paper Roll and peanut butter this summer!

Homemade Bird Feeders Peanut Butter

We hung it on the lowest branch of our small tree. My daughter was fully expecting birds to flock to it, which they didn’t. BUT i have no doubt that there will be birds on it as soon as they realize that it is there! 

This was super simple, it probably took less than 15 minutes to create. This would be great for a girls camp, church camp or just an afternoon summer craft! 

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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