Are you looking for an innovative method to reduce your carbon footprint by upcycling your plastic bottles? Why not try this DIY bird feeder from a plastic bottle.
As I believe that kids love birds, the easy bird feeder craft for preschoolers is perfect for carrying out.
Plus, most of the steps for this one involve bird feeder decorating ideas. Hence, it’s a wonderful design to enjoy with the children.
Recycled Bird Feeder Plastic Bottle
Creating a bird feeder is a way to teach kids to connect to Mother Nature in many ways.
Through the project, you not only train your child to reuse the so-called garbage but also inspire them to love with feathered friends.
Look at the step-by-step tutorial below to explore how to make a bird feeder with plastic bottles.
What You Need
- Plastic bottle
- Acrylic paint
- Utility knife
Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Make a Bird Feeder out of a 2 Liter Bottle
- Remove bottle’s labels, wash and dry the bottle completely to be ready for creating.
- Use a black marker to draw an enormous mouth shape on the bottle as a feeding port for the bottle. Note that the mouth needs to be large enough to allow flying creatures to come in.
- Next, cut the mouth out of the bottle using a utility knife. Or, to make it safer, you can also poke the mouth line with a utility knife first, then cut it out with a pair of scissors.
- Then, paint the entire bottle pink. Give them time to dry thoroughly.
- Embellish the bottle with face details.
- Finally, make a twine knot and glue it on the top of the bottle.
- Now, you can add birdseed and hang the feeder on a branch for birds to come.
What Paint is Best for Plastic Bottles?
Since I want my hanging bird feeder DIY to last long, I prefer the available acrylic paints.
If you ask for paint that offers not only a strong coating but also full coverage, spray paint is also an ideal choice for bird feeder decorating ideas.
One thing you need to note is that plastic bottles do not absorb liquid well, so you should avoid using watercolor as it is not thick and durable enough to give the craft a permanent look.
Where Can I Place My Unique DIY Bird Feeder
After finishing your water bottle bird feeder craft, you might think of where you should place it to entice feathered friends to visit the backyard.
Here are some ideal recommendations I would love to put forward.
How amazing it is to hang this easy bird feeder craft for preschoolers in front of trees to observe while you are homeschooling.
Besides, you can also put the feeder in the back of trees to see while you are in the kitchen.
Hanging this simple homemade bird feeder outside a window or on the fences never fails to attract birdies to unite in the backyard.
And it’s time for you to take a seat, unwind and watch birds enjoy the upcycled bottle bird feeder. What a great treat for your cute feathered friends!
Have a super-duper creation!