How To Make A Perched Bird Feeder

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Discover how to make a simple perched bird feeder from leftover food containers in this guide created by our Outdoor Learning team.


What you will need:

  • A pot/ tub that you can cut (milk or fruit juice cartons work well)
  • Paintbrush
  • Sting or twine
  • Wooden spoon for the perch. You could use a pencil or a twig instead.
  • Scissors
  • Scraps of paper (Tissue paper works best)
  • PVA glue with a dash of water
  • Bird seed

To find out how to make your perched bird feeder, download our guide.


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