Science and Nature for Kids {Make a Bird Feeder from a Pumpkin}

Halloween has passed and winter fast approaches.  If you are looking for a way to reuse any leftover pumpkins, here’s a great way to enjoy a nature activity with your kids.  Turn your old pumpkin into a bird feeder!  It’s easy and fun for little hands.

Start with a medium-sized pumpkin:

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Cut it in half and scoop out the insides (great sensory fun for the little helpers):20121111-162533.jpg

Using a nail, punch out some holes on opposite sides of the pumpkin:
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Use string or twine to make the holder:20121111-162607.jpg

Now punch out some larger holes on each side:20121111-162627.jpg

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You can slide a twig into the larger holes to make some perches for the birds.  Then hang it in a tree and fill it with some wild bird seed:
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And wait for the birdies to find the food!20121111-162711.jpgSimple, easy and fun…and the birds will thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Science and Nature for Kids {Make a Bird Feeder from a Pumpkin}

  1. Cute idea, but you’ll want to keep a close eye on it and take it down as soon as it shows signs of going bad. My kids were just asking me today if we were “ever, like ever in our whole life, ever going to have a bird house?” LOL This isn’t quite a bird house, but it might buy me some time till I’m ready to tackle making a birdhouse. 😉

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