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Homemade Star Bird Feeder ~ Easy Kids Craft

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Making this Homemade Star Bird Feeder is an easy kids craft.

My granddaughter Katie and I love making things together. I found this great idea in the Family Fun magazine. We love feeding the birds and with spring on the way I thought we could make this cute little bird feeder.

You’ll need:

Cardboard (I used an old box because it’s a little thicker)


string, twine

peanut butter

bird seed

I found a template for a star here.

First cut out your star using your pattern on the cardboard.


Poke a hole in the top for your twine/string.

Coat the cardboard star with peanut butter on both sides.  Katie’s favorite part of course.


Using a cookie sheet, pour bird seed onto the cookie sheet so you can coat the peanut butter with seeds. Use the pencil to hold on to the star.


Thread the twine/string through the hole so you can hang it up for the birds.

Katie was so excited to hang it outside. I hung it on a shepherds hook outside my kitchen window so we can watch the birds eat 🙂 brrr… it’s cold outside!

14 thoughts on “Homemade Star Bird Feeder ~ Easy Kids Craft”

  1. Joy from Yesterfood says:

    This bird feeder is such a good idea….for kids’ crafts AND for our birdie friends! That little cutie, Katie, is the perfect model for the tutorial! 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks Joy, it was really easy and went fast enough to keep her attention lol!

  2. Grandma Kc says:

    Katie looks like she is having so much fun! What a cute helper you have! Amara and I have discussed making these before but since she has 5 cats and we have 3 cats — it just didn’t seem fair to the birds! Plus in southern California they can easily get food all year round. SO glad we don’t have your snow!

  3. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

    Katie is adorable, and I love her little apron. This is a perfect activity for my next visit with my grandsons. Even Mac should be able to help out (as long as I keep him from nibbling the bird seed!). Thank you for sharing this in the GRAND Social. I’ll be pinning it so I don’t forget to make it with the boys. 😀

  4. Rosey says:

    This is something my son would love to make too.

  5. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    This is such a simple and practical craft. She looks so proud of it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Katie is just adorable! What a great project and a great post! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Lisa says:

    This is precious! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I am definitely going to make this with my kids. They just love our backyard friends. 🙂 Hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Diane says:

      Thank you so much Miz Helen 🙂

  9. Becky Marie says:

    Cool idea, I think my boys would love making bird feeders like this. How long did it last before the birds ate all the seeds?

    Thanks for linking up with Tender Moments
    Becky @

    1. Diane says:

      Hi Becky,
      It lasted a couple days. On the 3rd day it rained and it fell to the ground. A squirrel grabbed it and ran off. It was so funny 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

  10. Erica H. says:

    Im so happy I found this. I think I may try it with some recycled plastic though,so it’ll hold up against the rain.And possibly be reusable after its all the seed is gone.Hopefully all goes well =) Wish us luck..

  11. Chris says:

    Great idea for the kids.

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