We’re spending more time in the backyard nowadays, and my son and I wanted to invite the birds to join the party. This recycled can bird feeder craft was our way of doing it. Not only does it add a pop of colour to our backyard, it attract birds (and sometimes possums) as well.
We hung a few of these in a tree in our backyard and they provide an endless source of backyard entertainment for us. It sure beats staring at the TV.
This is a great project for kids—especially on Earth Day!
- Used coffee can with plastic lid
- Can opener
- Craft paint
- Duct tape
Step 1: Clean and open your coffee can with a can opener.
Step 2: Cut the coffee can’s plastic lid in half.
Step 3: Paint your coffee can lid halves. Let dry.
Step 4: Decorate your can with colourful duct tape. Tips: Layer the tape on top of each other to create different widths.
Step 5: Cut wool or ribbon at your desired length. Thread it through your can. Place the half lid on either side of the can.
Step 6: Fill your can with birdseed and hang outside.
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