Making a soda bottle bird feeder is a great project you can do with your kids. It will only take about 20 minutes...and best of all it is nearly free!
This project is fun and easy, but is also a great way to get a child interested in bird watching. When your child helps you make a bird feeder, instead of purchasing one, they will be much more interested in the wild birds that are attracted to the feeder.
Bird watching gets kids outside and interested in the world of nature. There is a natural progression from noticing birds at a bird feeder to keeping a bird list or even a bird watching journal. Pick up a pair of birding binoculars and a field guide. Then challenge your children to identify the birds that are attracted to "their" bird feeder.
At first, only fill your new soda bottle bird feeder about half way. This will allow the seed inside to stay fresh until the birds find the new feeder.
Find a spot to hang your feeder that is low enough for your children to see. Then sit back enjoy the new visitors to your yard. Don't be discouraged if it takes a little time for the birds to locate your new offering. They will soon "flock" to it.
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