When you were a child, you have probably covered some pinecones with peanut butter together with the birdseed in order to get a bird feeder. This was my favorite craft during the summer. However, the abundance of the gourds in autumn offers a lot of opportunities for other crafts for our friends with feathers- a pumpkin feeder for the birds.
A lot of birds go to the south in the winter period, but some of the birds stay all year in the area and they do not migrate. If you offer them some food sources in the winter, they can have plenty of food to eat. The bird feeder will ensure that you will have a lot of birds to watch in your yard.
We have a lot of pumpkins in autumn. They are a perfect thing to make cheap bird feeders.
They are sturdy as well as they need a lot of time to go bad. They are also biodegradable and you will not pollute the environment. If you like pumpkin seed, this feeder will be really beneficial for you and for the birds.
Take a pumpkin and take the seeds and roast them. They can be cooked in an oven as you terminate the bird feeder.
Half of the seeds you can sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and the other half of the seeds with salt before you roast them.
In addition, the pumpkin bird feeder is an excellent chance to make a repurpose your Jack-o’-lantern after the holiday. Cut the top off and do the following:
*The directions are for one feeder only. If you want to make two, use both halves of the pumpkin and double the materials that are used.
- a pumpkin, it should not be larger than ten pounds
- two four-foot lengths of sturdy rope or twine
- one thumbtack
- two thick skewers (wooden)
– Cut your pumpkin in half. Then scoop the seeds out and set the seeds aside so they can roast them later.
– Hold the 2 pieces of the twine together; knot these together in the center. Then, flip over the pumpkin and use a thumbtack to secure this knot at the bottom of your pumpkin.
– From the inside, your pumpkin, push the skewer through your pumpkin to make perch for a bird to sit.
– Fill the pumpkin inside with the birdseed.
– Then, tie these loose ends of the rope or twine together; then hang this pumpkin bird feeder on a tree branch or on a hook.
– Check your pumpkin and then refill it with bird seeds as you need.
– If there is a squirrel in the neighborhood, it might eventually eat your pumpkin and it will eliminate it and you will not need to clean. If that does not happen, take the bird feeder down as soon as your pumpkin starts going bad. Throw it away or compost it.
– I hope that you have enjoyed this experience of doing this craft.
– If you have children, you might want to keep some notebook by the window where your kids can watch the pumpkin bird feeder. The children can draw the birds in the notebook and they can write everything down.