Bird Feeder Project to Do With the Kids
Life's a bit tougher for birds in the winter, especially because of the cold and lack of food. Help them make it through and make your own bird feeder using a jug of Alaskan Premium Ice Melter. It's a simple project kids will have fun doing with you. Here's how to proceed in a few easy steps.
- empty jug of Alaskan Premium Ice Melter
- precision knife (e.g., X-Acto)
- long wooden spoon
- jute rope
- Clean your jug of Alaskan Premium Ice Melter thoroughly with dish soap and warm water.
- If you haven't done it already, unscrew the lid and drill a hole on the top, right in the middle. The hole must be just slightly bigger than the jute rope.
- Get one end of the rope through the hole and tie a double knot at the other end to keep it from passing through completely.
- Then, drill a hole on the front of the jug, at the bottom centre. Drill another hole on the other side, about ½ inch higher. Those holes are for the wooden spoon, so make sure they aren't too big. You want the spoon to stay firmly in place.
- Using the precision knife, make a small opening (about ½ in. x ½ in.) on the front of the container, above the hole.
- Get the wooden spoon through the holes so it collects the seeds that will fall through the opening.
- Fill your feeder, put the lid back in place and hang it to a tree branch you can access easily.
You're done! Make sure to refill the feeder on a regular basis and enjoy the show birds will put on!