Milk Carton Bird Feeders

It’s SPRING! The sun is out and the birds are singing. It’s time to get outside and enjoy nature. Create these beautiful bird feeders, that you can enjoy all spring long.


  • empty cartons, washed and dried
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • water
  • paper towel
  • nail or screwdriver
  • string or yarn
  • scissors
  • utility knife
  • birdseed


With help from an adult, use a utility knife to cut the sides out of a carton while keeping the corner edges intact. It will look like a lantern.

Place the carton on a protected surface and paint with acrylic paints. Birds love bright colors, so have fun making your bird feeder beautiful. Let it dry.

Poke a hole into the top on each side of the carton with a nail or screwdriver. Thread a piece of yarn or string through the carton and knot at the top to hang.

Fill with birdseed and find the perfect location outside to bird watch.