DIY Bird Feeder Preschool Activity


DIY Bird Feeder Preschool Activity
Make An Easy DIY Bird Feeder Preschool Activity

This easy DIY bird feeder preschool activity is made from a recycled milk carton and a few extra items. What a great way to reuse materials and teaching children about recycling all while feeding the wildlife. Using recycled materials is good for our environment and also allows children to use their imagination. They can decide what they want to turn the item into and create their activity. 

Upcycled Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Our milk carton bird feeder was so easy and fun to make. Creating art and objects from recycled materials called upcycling can be fun preschool activities. Children love to create art and have it on display. Well, this DIY bird feeder preschool activity is just that! Having their bird feeder hanging in the yard for birds to enjoy will surely bring a smile to their face. What fun for them to watch the birds swoop in to enjoy the birdseed. This bird feeder can be refilled once the birds have eaten all the seeds, or even repainted or decorated with stickers and gems. The possibilities are endless. 


Materials and Directions

  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Milk carton
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Birdseed


  1. Gather all of your materials
  2. Cover your workspace with newspaper (upcycling) 
  3. A parent needs to help younger children to cut the sides of the carton with scissors. 
  4. Paint the sides of the milk carton
  5. Let the paint dry
  6. Cut your string long enough to create a loop for hanging
  7. Place the string in through the side openings of the milk carton and tie it at the top of the carton
  8. Find a tree branch to hang your milk carton bird feeder
  9. Add birdseed to the bottom of the milk carton
  10. Watch as the birds enjoy their new bird feeder








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