Kids Corner: Let’s Talk About Migration

Bird Feeder

It’s migration season, the time of year when many species of birds begin their journey south for the winter! Birds that are migrating can fly as many as 16,000 miles! Flying so far and for so long definitely works up an appetite, so we can help them by providing them with some much-needed energy with this easy feeder craft!

Materials:

  • Paper towel/ toilet paper roll (or a pinecone or egg carton works too!)
  • String, yarn, or ribbon
  • Peanut or Sun butter
  • Bird seed
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle stick or other small wooden dowel
  • Tray
  • Knife/other spreading implement

Cut four slits/holes in the cardboard tube, two at the top and two at the bottom. Make sure they are across from one another! You can then feed some yarn through one of the holes at the top and tie it. Cut it to the size you like and tie the opposite end through the hole on the other side.

Carefully spread your peanut butter on the outside of the tube. Once there is a nice layer all around, pour some seeds on your tray and roll the peanut buttered tube through it until there are seeds covering the whole thing. Put your popsicle stick through the holes on the bottom to act as a perch, and then hang your creation for the birds to enjoy!

Process for making a bird feeder

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