Cheap chirp bird feeder - Part 3!

My latest craft post is the last of our bird feeders. It uses a lot of the same products so if you've done the others you won't need to buy many more materials and if you haven't done the others it is still a cheap craft!

Cheap chirp bird feeder - Part 3
(Messy rating 5/5)

  • A clean and empty can
  • Finger paints (I got mine on special offer @ B&M for £2.00 but they are currently £2.99)
  • Peanut butter (if you haven't got any from last time it is currently 62p @ Asda, Tesco and Morrisons)
  • Bird seed (69p @ Poundstretcher)
  • A bowl or pot for the paint (I used a paper bowl)
  • A bowl or plate for the bird seed
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Bowl of soapy water 
  • Kitchen roll
As with all my crafts don't buy anything you won't use again! If you haven't got paints, use felt tips or maybe the kids have some stickers lying around that you'd like to be used for something other than decorating the house!

I don't have one of those plastic paint holders so I normally use a paper plate or bowl. We have people round a couple of times a year and always end up with a some left. They are really handy for crafts and keep things simple for a quick clean up. 

Put your paints into your chosen holder and use them to decorate the can.

Leave to dry, preferably overnight. Use the bowl of soapy water to clean up your little artist!

Cut a piece of string long enough to tie around the can and to use for hanging. Tie around the centre of the can.

Using the spatula or spoon fill the can with the peanut butter. I put most of mine around the opening of the can. 

Fill the bowl or plate with the bird seed and rub the can around in it, collecting up as much bird seed as you can. 

Pour any remaining bird seed into the centre of the can. 

And that's it you're done. Tie to a tree or post away from predators.

Happy crafting!


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