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T is for Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Earth Day was the other day so we decided to do a recycling project that also related to our backyard habitat project. Toilet paper roll bird feeders! 

These are extremely easy to make. First gather your supplies, a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, birdseed, something to spread the peanut butter (like a butter knife) and a plate or sheet of paper to put the birdseed for rolling.

Now it’s time to spread the peanut butter over the entire outside of the toilet paper roll.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

 

Next, spread the birdseed out on the paper plate or paper and roll the peanut butter covered toilet paper roll through it until it is entirely covered in birdseed.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

 

Now, you’re done! Hang it up in a tree and let the birds enjoy it! If you don’t have an easy tree branch to thread it over, you can take some yarn, thread it through the inside and hang it on a tree that way. Make it low enough so birds can reach it from another branch.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

 

We’re happy to announce that we witnessed some grackles enjoying the seeds on our bird feeder so it was a great addition to our backyard habitat. We can’t wait to see what other birds enjoy the feeder too.

Do you have a bird feeder in your backyard?  What kind of birds does it attract?

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