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1.Wash and dry carton thoroughly.
2.Decorate your carton however you would like.
3.Using your scissors cut a square in each side of carton (a square big enough to fit at least head of a bird).
4.Using your hole punch (or your scissors) make a small hole below each square.
5.Push your sticks or rods through holes from one side of carton to other (the sticks will form a “t”).
6.Fill bottom of your carton with bird seed.
7.Punch a hole (or two if you like) in top of your carton.
8.Hang your finished feeder to a tree branch with string.
Although these bird feeders will not last forever (or even close), they are a fun, inexpensive way for children to learn about birds and importance of caring for our wildlife.
Greg Pilson is an avid bird watcher who also dabbles in freelance photography of his favorite subjects. When he’s not working full time in the engineering industry, he writes as a freelance writer for http://www.birdfeedersdirect.com – a site that offers information about bird feeders, bird houses and more.