by Becca, Main Library
Spring is here! Let’s celebrate by making some super easy DIY bird feeders.
All you need for this craft is an empty toilet paper tube, some peanut butter (or peanut butter alternative), bird feed, and twine!
If you don’t have some of these materials at home, just visit any City Library branch! Starting April 1, we have bags available with all of the supplies you’ll need (while supplies last). Just ask any librarian for a Teen Take-and-Make bag!
Let’s get started!
First, find a space to pour a couple spoonfuls of bird feed. This can be in a shallow plate, a folded up piece of aluminum foil, on a piece of cardboard, or anywhere that won’t get too messy. We used an aluminum foil boat to keep our space tidy.
Next, spread peanut butter on the outside of your toilet paper tube.
Now you can lightly roll your tube across your bird seed, making sure the tube is completely covered. You can tap the outside lightly to make sure your bird feed sticks.
Once your tube is covered with seed, loop a piece of twine through the tube and tie it at any length you like. You’re done! It’s that simple! Hang your new bird feeder on a tree branch in your yard or set it on a windowsill.
Enjoy watching your new bird friends have some lunch!
by Christine, Chapman Branch
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