Bird Feeders DIY – Holiday Craft Ideas

Holiday Craft Ideas : Bird Feeders Kids Can Make

Reindeer Bird Feeder DIY

Reindeer Bird Feeder Craft from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids – Make a Reindeer Bird Feeder!

Using easy-to-find materials, build a craft that will spread holiday cheer to your feathery friends! This reindeer bird feeder is the perfect holiday activity for kids.

As birds migrate south seeking warmer weather and more food, San Diego becomes a great nesting (or resting) spot for these feathery friends. Flying miles and miles these birdies sure are hungry; your family can help them out by providing a hearty meal sure to warm their bellies.  You and your little one can watch from afar as many different birds help themselves to these scrumptious seeds – count how many different species you see fly by!

Reindeer Bird Feeder Materials

Holiday Bird Feeder Craft from Helen Woodward Animal Center-2

You will need:

  • Pine cone
  • Peanut butter
  • Bird seed
  • Red pom-poms
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue gun

Pine cone covered in peanut butter

Step One: Cover the pine cone with peanut butter.

Pine cone feeder with peanut butter

Step Two: Roll the peanut butter pine cone in birdseed.

Pipe cleaner antlers for the reindeer bird feeder

Step Three: Make antlers out of pipe cleaners by twisting two pieces of pipe cleaner around the “stem” of the antler.

Holiday Bird Feeder Craft from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Step Four: Hot glue the antlers in between scales of the pine cone where the ears would go. Also hot glue the pom pom to the front of the pine cone. This will be your reindeer’s nose!

Cutting yarn for reindeer bird feeder

Holiday Bird Feeder Craft from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Step Five: Cut yarn and tie around the upper scales of the pine cone (the more fun and festive the yarn – the better!)

Holiday Bird Feeder Craft from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Step Six: Hang up in your favorite tree for the birds to enjoy. Remember to keep track of all the different birds you see!

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