Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

Birds have fewer food options as winter approaches, so it’s a great time to start feeding them in the fall! This simple bird feeder can be filled with black oil sunflower seeds, which are beloved by all types of backyard birds. For longevity, keep this Popsicle stick bird feeder under an eave or other slightly covered area.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+ (younger children will need assistance with hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
40-50 wood craft sticks
Hemp twine
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Start forming the base of the feeder by gluing two sticks together along the long edge.

2. Glue 10 together as shown.

3. For added strength, glue 10 sticks in the other direction on top of the 10 you’ve just glued.

4. Start forming the sides. Glue one stick each on either side of the base.

5. Glue one stick each on the opposite edges, as shown.

6. This is a side view of the start of the side walls.

7. Continue building up the sides, adding sticks on alternating sides.

8. Here’s a view of the nearly finished bird feeder!

9. Tie the twine on four sides.

10. Glue a final stick as a perch. This is mostly decorative – most birds will stand on the edge. Enjoy watching the birds land on your feeder!

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