Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder

My son and I made this cardboard tube bird feeder craft for our new back yard!

Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder - kids will love making this easy craft!

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We are LOVING our new house, and especially our amazing back yard that leads straight onto a forest preserve. The wildlife is amazing – especially the birds! So my son and I made this simple bird feeder to try and entice them a little nearer to the house.

To make the feeder we used:

  • Empty cardboard tubes
  • Peanut butter (we used a reduced salt and sugar version which just seemed right, somehow!)
  • Kid-friendly knife
  • Bird seed
  • Tray or any shallow container
  • RibbonCardboard Tube Bird Feeder from Craftulate

F and I spread the peanut butter all over the outside of the tube. Things got a little sticky!Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder - kids will love making this easy craft!

Then we poured some bird seed into the foil tray, and rolled the tube around in it, making sure all the bird seed stuck to the  butter. Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder - kids will love making this easy craft!

I threaded a ribbon through each tube and then tied them to a bird feeder. Soon it was popular with the Black-capped Chickadees. Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder - kids will love making this easy craft!

White-breasted Nuthatches also dined from the new feeder – and this beautiful female Downy Woodpecker stayed for ages!

Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder - kids will love making this easy craft!

I’ve created a new Pinterest board to celebrate our new hobby!

Follow Craftulate’s board Feed the Birds on Pinterest.

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