#30DaysWild – Making toilet roll bird feeders

#30DaysWild is a month-long nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature by doing something wild each day through June. This is our second year taking part. Our wild activity for day 4 was to help feed the birds in our garden. These bird feeders are made from toilet roll tubes and are simple for little ones to help make.

 

A bird feeder made from a toilet roll tube covered in peanut butter and seeds - "#30DaysWild - Making toilet roll bird feeders"

You will need:

  • A toilet roll tube
  • A single hole punch, or a pair of scissors
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • A table knife
  • Wild bird seed
  • A tray
  • A piece of string or garden twine
  • Two sticks

 

1) Punch two holes at opposite sides at the top of the toilet roll tube and four holes, evenly spaced at the bottom.

 

2) Spread the peanut butter around the outside of the toilet roll tube using a table knife.

 

Sophie spreading peanut butter on the toilet roll tube

 

3) Pour some bird seed into the tray and roll the peanut butter-covered toilet roll tube in the bird seed.

 

Sophie rolling the peanut butter-covered toilet roll tube in the bird seed

 

4) Push two sticks through the holes at the bottom of the toilet roll tube.

 

Sophie pushing the sticks through the holes in the bottom of the toilet roll tube

 

5) Thread the string through the holes at the top and tie on either side.

 

The finished toilet roll tube bird feeder with string tied to the top

 

6) Hang your finished bird feeder in the garden and wait to see what birds come and visit.

 

A bird feeder made from a toilet roll tube covered in peanut butter and seeds

Tammymum


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4 Comments

  1. June 12, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    we just did something similar with the Girl Scouts. Its amazing how easy things like this really are and how much the girls enjoy making them #familyfun

  2. June 15, 2018 / 3:48 am

    Such a simple idea to make and so good for the birds at any time of the year. I completely missed this challenge this year, I enjoyed it last year, hope it’s going well!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬ x

  3. June 15, 2018 / 10:42 am

    That is such a cool idea! I’m sure the birds love it! and it looks like your little on had fun making it:) #FamilyFun

  4. June 16, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Such an enjoyable activity. #FamilyFunLinky

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