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How to Make a Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Recycle an old milk carton into a birdfeeder and welcome your feathered friends to your yard.


  • Step 1: Cut a hole Cut a hole large enough for the birds in your neighborhood into each side of the empty milk carton with the scissors.
  • TIP: Kids, let an adult help you with this part.
  • Step 2: Poke a hole Poke a hole through the top of the milk carton with a pencil.
  • Step 3: Insert string Insert a length of string through the hole and tie the ends together.
  • Step 4: Fill Fill the carton with birdseed mix until it reaches the holes in the sides.
  • Step 5: Hang Hang your bird feeder on a tree branch by the string and wait for some hungry birds.
  • FACT: The ostrich produces the world's largest egg, while a hummingbird produces the smallest.

You Will Need

  • Empty milk carton
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Bird seed
  • Tree branch
  • An adult (optional)

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