An easy way to attract birds to your backyard is by creating a DIY homemade peanut butter bird feeder. Making a recycled bird feeder is a super fun and easy craft project for kids. Find more DIY bird feeders or bird houses.
Here’s everything you need to get started! Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Peanut Butter Bird Feeder Supplies
- Recycled toilet paper roll or a pine cone.
- Short piece of string.
- All natural peanut butter.
- 1/2 cup bird seed.
How to Make a Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
- Gather all the supplies needed to make this fun craft.
- Using a plastic knife, spread a thick layer of peanut butter onto the recycled toilet paper roll or pine cone. Make sure to cover the entire outer surface with peanut butter so the seeds will stick well.
- Next sprinkle bird seeds on the paper roll or pine cone. Gently press the seeds into the peanut butter so the loose seeds will stick better.
- Run a string through the toilet paper roll or around the top of the pine cone.
- Find the perfect branch in your yard and hang up your new bird feeder. Sit back and see which birds will visit your home.
Is Peanut Butter Safe for Birds?
Peanut butter is a nutritious treat for birds that is high in calories. It is also an an ideal source of fat and protein for birds, offering good energy for all their active needs. Peanut butter also has other nutritious components like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. And while these nutrients might be present only in trace amounts, they are essential for a bird’s healthy diet.
Another great thing about peanut butter is that smaller birds favor it. This is mainly because peanut butter is easier to eat in small bites and doesn’t have to be cracked, shelled, or broken to be eaten.
That said, make sure to use only all natural peanut butter. Try and find a brand of peanut butter with the fewest ingredients.
A recycled peanut butter bird feeder is a fun DIY craft that can actually be put to good use. Not only will your kids be excited to hang this incredible project on the perfect branch. But the birds will thank you too!
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