Tin Can Bird Feeder
Chirp, chirp! Give your backyard tree or front porch a springtime pop of color with this homemade bird feeder.
- Empty tin cans or cylindrical containers with lids
- Acrylic paints or colored duct tape
- Gems or stickers (optional)
- Super glue
- Small wooden dowels
- Ribbon, yarn, or twine
- Remove the plastic lids from the containers and carefully cut them in half. Set aside.
- Paint (or tape) the cans and containers. Get creative-bedazzle them if you'd like!
- With an adult's help, super glue a halved lid onto its respective container.
- Next, use the super glue to adhere a dowel to the bottom of each can. This is for birds to stand on while they eat!
- About one-third of the way down the can (from its opening), tie ribbon or twine around the can. Be sure to keep it long enough to hang from a branch or your porch.
- Add a scoop of birdseed inside the can, and shake gently to evenly distribute.
- Hang your bird feeder outside-and wait for birds to flock toward the food!
Did you know sparrows love millet seeds?
Hop online (dnr.state.mn.us/birdfeeding) to learn about local birds and what their favorite seeds are!