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Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder

February is National Bird Feeding Month! Invite feathered friends to your yard with some DIY cardboard tube feeders. You and your little ones will enjoy the fruits of your labor when watching the beautiful birds come to eat. To learn even more about your backyard birds, visit the National Audubon Society’s website.

What You Need

  • Plate
  • Birdseed
  • Nut or Seed Butter
  • Cardboard Tube (toilet paper size or half of a paper towel roll)
  • String

Instructions

  1. Pour the birdseed onto the plate and use a spoon, butter knife or Popsicle stick to coat the outside of the cardboard tube with the nut or seed butter.
  2. Roll the coated tube in the birdseed. Fill in any gaps as needed until the whole tube is covered.
  3. Thread a piece of string through the cardboard tube and tie the ends of the string together.
  4. Hang it from a tree for the birds to enjoy!