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Winter snacks for our feathered friends and acquaintances.
- empty milk carton
- Check with a grown-up before you begin. Cutting a milk carton can be pretty tricky.
- First, punch a hole in the top of the milk carton and put a string through the hole.
- Cut the milk carton starting 5 1/2 inches up from the bottom.
- Start in the middle of one side and cut all the way around to the middle of the opposite side.
- Then go back to where you started, and cut down about 3 inches, and then back around to the opposite side, and up until you meet the other cut. This will be a doorway.
- Then fill the carton with bird seed until it reaches the hole you cut in the sides.
- Using the string, hang the carton on a tree branch or something else outside.
- To find out more about what birds need and how you can help them, check out the ZOOM Into Action: Conservation Guide in ZOOM Into Action.
Tamya, age 10 of Atlanta, GA wrote:
first it sat there until a bird came and then when one did finally come it smelled it I guess and went to have a lunch out of it
Kaylee, age 8 of Plainfild, CT wrote:
we hung it outside and bird went in it.
De'Ashlee, age 11 of Colfax, LA wrote:
it was pretty but I for got to glue it so when I hung it up in the tree it shattered
Kelly, age 13 of Leonardtown, MD wrote:
It was a fun game. I got to feed birds.
Jennifer of Nothwood, OH wrote:
Hello. this is Jennifer I have made a Bird Feeder out of pine cone I took Peanut Butter and rolled It in some Bird seeds and hong It a Branch I did when I was in school one time that was so much fun even the Birds enjoy It
Alex, age 8 of Washington wrote:
when I made my bird feeder I put soda in side of the food or liquid instead and all the birds started being hipper it was awesome!
Kylie, age 8 of Templeton, MA wrote:
i watched it for a few minetes a a bird took some seeds.
Grace, age 7 of Ohio wrote:
it did not stay together!
Rene, age 10 of Sacramento, CA wrote:
I did this experiment, and then I left it outside for the birds. Wow!!! You should have saw the view! There were about 100 birds in my yard. Just kidding, exagerating! There were about 6 or 7. And that's a suprise to me. There's usually no birds at all at my house. Thanks for letting me share my experience!!!
Shabreantay, age 12 of New Orleans, LA wrote:
a lot of birds had came to eat the food it was so much fun my mother love it, too.
Channel, age 10 of NY wrote:
all the birds came to it in my neighbor hood.
Olivia, age 8 of Midland, MI wrote:
the birds came and ate the food!
Cat of NE wrote:
Lots and lots of birds came for food. They must have been really hungry!
George, age 9 of GA wrote:
I use water jug. my mother help me.
Jamesa, age 11 of MS wrote:
it was crazy. a lot of birds came. we had to make more.
Bianca, age 16 of Powder Spring, GA wrote:
the bird eat it all.
Shannon, age 9 of Trenton wrote:
birds came - just take a pinecone add peanut butter then bird seed & a rope.
Adrienne, age 10 of Anchorage wrote:
lots of brids came to it and I mean lots of them came.
Anthony, age 6 of Chicago, IL wrote:
my bird ate it and it was so cool.
Jamie, age 14 of ID wrote:
I did a Bird Feeder machine last summer.
Emileigh, age 7 of Norfolk, VA wrote:
Birds came and ate food.
Brody, age 7 of League City, TX wrote:
The birds came and ate their food
Dakota, age 8 of Indian Trail, NC wrote:
Alot of birds came.
Kassie, age 9 of Ohio wrote:
when I was done I saw 20 birds in 1. because I put alot of bird seeds ok. it was a lot of fun
Emilee, age 11 of Bremen wrote:
I tried to do the Bird Feeder and it didn't work as planned it turned out to be a bird remover instead of a bird feeder
Kamryn, age 6 of Madisonville, KY wrote:
i put peanut butter and oat cereal on it and the next day it was all gone.
Karley, age 14 of Pine Prairie, LA wrote:
When I made a bird feeder it ate all the food.
Emma, age 9 of Kingston wrote:
I filed it up and in a minit or tow it was allmost gone
Brianna, age 10 of Eutawville, SC wrote:
When I did it a lot of birds came and start to eat the seeds that I put out for them. When I get in 5th grade I'm going to do the bird feeder again.
Samantha of Stevens Point, WI wrote:
i made it so birds don't have to fly. it would be by the bird house.
ZOOM Fan, age 8 of Stratford, CT wrote:
it was sarce because I thout the bird was just going to peak me