Bird Feeder DIY

Feeding birds is our absolute favorite thing to do all year long. Even our older kids enjoy it. Each season brings all kinds of beautiful, colorful birds. A few of the common backyard birds here in New England are the Gold Finch, Cardinal, Robins and the black capped chickadee.

Here is one of our favorite bird feeder projects that attract these gorgeous little creatures, and allow us to admire them for a while.

All you will need is:


  • Bird Seeds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bagels
  • Butter Knife
  • Twine (12″)

Step 1:

Split each bagel in half

Split open

Step 2:

Spread peanut butter on only one side of each bagel

spread Peanut Butter

Step 3:

Dip the bagel in the bird seed

Dip in seeds Bird seeds on bagel bread

Step 4:

String your twine through the hole of the bagel

String Twine throught the bagel string

Step 5:

Hang your bird feeder on a tree branch


Birds are very intelligent creatures. They arent going to show up the minute you set up your bird feeder. They will be watching it from distance, to make sure its safe for them.

Check out this little guy or gal watching us hang the bird feeder 🙂 Hey I think that’s a Black Capped Chickadee!

Birdie on the look out

It may take about 24 hours, but once they realize its safe for them, they will start to show up and enjoy their treat.

While you’re waiting for the birds to show up, you can ask your kids things like:

1. What type of birds they think will show up?

2. What color birds will show up?

3. How long do they think it will take for them to show up?

4. Will the birds enjoy their treat? Why or why not?

We hope you enjoyed this project! Remember to send us your question, comments and pictures of your try at any of our DIY’s.

Until next time, happy crafting!

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