Crafty Wednesday's: Homemade Bird Feeder

I know that summer is ending and fall is creeping closer by the day, but it isn't too late to make a beautiful bird feeder!  The instructions are simple and super easy to follow, and your kids will have a blast watching the birds come to the window or garden for a snack!  And, when the cold comes and the birds fly away, you've got a great, tangible teachable moment on migration ...

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You will need ...

-a milk carton 

- white paint

-knife

-skewer sticks

-acrylic paint, tissue paper, wrapping paper, or strips of fabric for decoration, the choice is yours.

-Elmer's glue

-brush

-hole punch

-string/wire

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Step 1 : Paint the carton white  so that you will have a nice, clean canvas to work with!

Step 2: Draw the door in a house-like shape at least 1" from bottom of carton.  Keep your cutout  for later as you can use it for a roof.

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Step 3: Decorate the bird feeder carton and roof shape, then go over the amazing creation in Elmer's Glue to make sure that it stays beautiful.

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Step 4: Glue the roof shape to carton.  Make holes for 2-3 skewers, evenly on the front and back of carton and push skewers through front and back.  Make a hole with a hole punch to hang with string or wire, and voila!

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