How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
Making a bird feeder from a toilet paper roll is an easy and fun craft that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a toilet paper roll bird feeder:
What You’ll Need
- Toilet paper rolls – Make sure they are empty cardboard rolls. You’ll need one per feeder.
- Peanut butter – Creamy peanut butter works best.
- Birdseed – Any type of birdseed will work.
- Yarn or string – For hanging up the feeders.
- Plastic knife – For spreading the peanut butter.
- Wax paper – To set the feeders on while assembling.
Step 1: Cut a Hole in the Toilet Paper Roll
Use the scissors to cut a hole on opposite sides of the toilet paper roll, about 1-2 inches from the bottom. These holes will allow you to thread the yarn or string through later to hang up the feeder.
Tip: Cut the holes large enough for the yarn or string to fit through.
Step 2: Spread Peanut Butter on the Outside of the Roll
Use the plastic knife to spread a layer of peanut butter all over the outside of the toilet paper roll. Make sure to cover the entire roll, except for the bottom.
Tip: It helps if the peanut butter is at room temperature so it spreads easily.
Step 3: Roll the Feeder in Birdseed
With the peanut butter coated roll on a sheet of wax paper, roll it in birdseed so the seeds stick to the peanut butter. Completely coat the toilet paper roll with seeds.
Tip: Apply a thick layer of seeds and press them into the peanut butter so they adhere.
Step 4: Thread Yarn or String Through the Holes
Cut a piece of yarn or string long enough to hang the feeder. Thread it through the holes you cut at the top of the toilet paper roll.
Tip: If the yarn or string is too thin to hold the feeder, you can double or triple it up for more strength.
Step 5: Hang Up Your Feeder
Tie the yarn or string ends together to create a hanger. Hang your homemade toilet paper roll bird feeder outside in a location that’s easily visible from a window, so you can observe the birds enjoying it.
Tip: Hang the feeder from a tree branch or use a wooden dowel to hang multiple feeders in your yard.
And that’s it – you now have a simple bird feeder made from a recycled toilet paper roll! This easy craft can provide birds with a great source of food through the winter. Just remember to keep it stocked with fresh birdseed. Making these feeders is a fun activity for the whole family!