Your Free Tree Poster!
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Make a
Bird Feeder

Making a bird feeder is a great way to recycle your Tetra Pak carton, and get to know Irish native birds.
You'll need:

  • An empty Tetra Pak carton
  • Pen or marker
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Paint & brushes
  • Wooden craft or lollipop sticks
  • String
  • Birdseed
  1. Rinse out an empty carton and let it dry.
  2. Outline the shape of the main feeder door with a pen or marker and ruler.
  3. Cut the outline with a scissors or craft knife (ask your teacher or a grown up for help with this!)
  4. Remove the door.
  5. Paint and decorate the outside of the carton using a colour of your choice.
  6. Cut a small hole under the door and insert the stick through – this is for the birds to perch on!
  7. Make a hole on the top of the carton and insert the string through it.
Fill the bottom of the carton with bird feed and hang it or a tree or window sill for the birds to enjoy!  Copyright © 2020. Tree Council of Ireland
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