We were excited when Jarod made this cool bird feeder at cub scouts last night because we’ve really enjoyed feeding our wild bird friends this year, and the birds seem to really enjoy the simple Milk Jug Birdfeeder that Makenna made them last fall.
He used an
*Empty Pringles can with lid
2 sturdy ‘plastic ware’ plates
Piece of string
Two screws and a washer
Cut four holes at the bottom edge of the can for the feed to go through.
Next, punch a hole (that is barely large enough for the screw to go through) in the lid, and bottom of the can, and through the center of each plate.
Punch two holes off center on the plate and two holes an inch from the top of the can for the string to go through.
Screw a plate onto the bottom of the can with the washer on the base, and then screw the plate and lid together.
Put the string through the other two holes.
(this picture shows the inside of your feeder and where the string is attached to the can.)
Attach the lid to your feeder!
To fill the feeder simple pop the lid off and pour in the feed.
*next time we make one we will use a similar size plastic container for more durability in the wet, since a pringles can is cardboard we figure eventually the rain will ruin it.