Make Your Own Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Bird Feeder with Lynn Lilly

Make Your Own Bird Feeder
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With so much time spent indoors, it’s important to pay attention to what’s happening outside your e-Learning environment. A peek into the great outdoors can provide a much needed change of pace from traditional school work.

Besides, a little time spent observing nature is bound to lift spirits and boost performance once the focus shifts back towards what’s happening inside.

If you love watching birds fly in the air, this next activity is for you! With this DIY bird feeder, you can watch and record all the birds you see in your backyard. You’ll have a blast decorating your very own bird feeder to help feed the birds.

What kinds of birds do you see? Find us on social media @GreatWolfLodge and tag #pawsnplay to let us know. Tweet, Tweet!


  • Milk Carton
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Glue
  • Adhesive Foam Craft Sheets
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Box Cutter
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Googly Eyes

Time to Craft: 30 minutes

milk carton bird feeder materials

Step 1: Place the milk carton on its side. Carefully cut a triangular wing. This is an adult job. Be careful not to cut the top of the triangular wing. Pull up the wing and slightly bend back.

cut triangle into milk carton

Step 2: Repeat step on the other side of the carton.

repeat first step on other side

Step 3: On the front of the milk carton, cut a half-moon mouth. This is an adult job.

cut half moon mouth into milk carton

Step 4: Underneath the half-moon mouth, cut a small hole.

cut small hole into milk carton

Step 5: Stick the wooden dowel into the hole.

stick wooden dowel into milk carton

Step 6: Cut a triangle beak out of the yellow adhesive craft foam and place on the front of the milk carton.

make triangle beak out of yellow construction paper and glue on milk carton

Step 7: Glue googly eyes onto the front of the milk carton.

glue googly eyes onto milk carton

Step 8: Cut half-circles out of craft foam to make feathers.

glue colorful half circles onto milk carton

Step 9: Place the half-circle craft foam onto the sides of the milk carton for decoration.

cover entire side of milk carton with colorful half circles made of construction paper

Step 10: Cover feather edges with a strip of blue craft foam (optional).

attach blue craft foam to milk carton

Step 11: Add a few half circle craft foam pieces to the top of the bird for decoration (optional).

decorate milk carton with colored construction paper

Step 12: Glue pipe cleaners to the top edge of the milk carton and twist the pipe cleaners together to create a hanger.

glue pipe cleaners to side of milk carton to create a hanger

Step 13: Fill the bird feeder with birdseed.

fill diy bird feeder with bird seed

Step 14: Hang outside for your birdy friends!

hang diy milk carton outside on a tree branch

We hope you had a blast making your very own bird feeder! Visit us again soon for more ideas on how to have fun at home with the family during your eLearning recess break. If you’re curious about visiting Great Wolf Lodge, be sure to read our Paw Pledge. We’re committed to keeping your family safe while you play!


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