This year one of my son’s achievement requirements for Cub Scouts was to make a bird feeder. Most of the feeder ideas I found online required too much prep work or required purchasing several items. I came up with this idea because I wanted something that was easy for the boys and that could be made with items I already had at home. The bird seed is secured to a kid’s cup lid with peanut butter. Since I have a seemingly endless supply of these lids, it seemed like a convenient and economical choice. Even small children will be able to make this easy DIY bird feeder.
- plastic cup lids
- pipe cleaner
- bird seed
- peanut butter
- Feed pipe cleaner through the hole in the cup lid and secure it.
- Fill the cup lid with peanut butter.
- Lay the lid in the bird seed.
- Hang feeder up on a tree branch.
This project is so easy that my four year old daughter even made one. It is worth noting that some argue that bird feeders should not use peanut butter because it poses a risk to the birds. I could not find anything proving this theory. In fact, most of the information I found said that peanut butter was harmless to birds.
Have fun making these with your family!