California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Recycle Rex: Activities

Bird Feeder

Bird eating food from plastic milk jug feeder.

Materials You Will Need

  • 1 gallon plastic milk jug or 2 liter soda bottle
  • Wire, string or fishing line, 12 inches long
  • Stick or dowel, 12 inches long
  • Marker pens or stickers
  • Scissors
  • 1 Nail

Instructions

Note: Ask an adult to help with the scissors and nail.

Using scissors, cut one side and the top off your milk jug or soda bottle. Leave a 1 1/2 inch bottom.

Using the nail, poke a hole in the front and back of the feeder. Push your stick or dowel through the holes so it pokes out both ends. The stick is used as a bird perch.

Poke two holes at the top of your milk jug or soda bottle from one side to the other. Insert your wire, string or fishing line and tie it together. Put birdseed into the bottom of your feeder and hang it from a tree or patio.

(From EcoArt by Laurie Carlson)

Activities

Last updated: January 1, 2010
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