Bird Feeder For the Kids

Published July 20, 2012

Now that summer is winding down the kids may be getting a little restless. If you’re looking for an activity to keep them occupied, here’s an idea that may fit the bill.

The kids will love how easy the craft is to assemble and they can watch the birds enjoy their efforts!



  • Plastic Mesh Needlepoint canvas (available at Craft Stores or Fabric Supply stores)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bird Feed (Millet)
  • Sunflowers Seeds
  • Ribbon, String or Twine
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Trace a pattern of a large leaf on a piece of paper. Remember to trace the “vein” pattern as well. Transfer the pattern to the plastic mesh and cut out the leaf.

With the hole punch, make a hole in the top section of the leaf. Cut a 10 inch piece of twine and thread it through the hole. Tie a knot on the end to secure.

Spread the peanut butter over one side of the leaf. Place the sunflower seeds on the “vein” pattern first and then sprinkle the millet over the remaining spaces on the leaf. Make sure to fill all spaces. Repeat on the other side.

Once both sides are completed, hang the leaf from a branch on a tree in your yard and let the birds enjoy!