How to make a feeder from a bottle?
In winter, when everything is covered with snow and ice, birdsit becomes more difficult to find food for themselves, and they are forced to move closer to a person, into city squares and parks. But even here they do not always manage to find something edible. In order to help the birds survive the harsh winter, people came up with the idea of hanging bird feeders on trees and windows. There are, of course, large stationary feeders made of wood in the form of carved fairy tails, feeders of complex structures with automatic feed and other ingenious devices for feeding birds. We will tell you how to make a feeder from a bottle. This is the most simple feeder, even a child can do it. Let her look and be plain, but the birds eat out of her very willingly.
We make a feeder from the bottle
In order to make a feeder from a plastic bottle, you will need:
- Five-liter canister from under drinking water, preferably square.
- A sharp penknife or household scissors.
- A piece of cord or a thin rope.
On all four sides of the bottle centeredmark draw large rectangular windows. We cut them on the bottom side and the two sides. We cut the cut out sections outward, at right angles to the walls of the bottle. Above each window we have a long visor. We shorten the visors half the length. These small canopies will further protect the food from the rain inside the bottle. Slightly cut through the sections with sandpaper to make them smooth. In the bottle stopper, check the two holes so that a cord passes through them. We stretch its ends inside the cork, leaving a loop on top of which our feed trough will hang, and tightly tie the ends together. We screw the stopper on the neck, pull the cord up and our feeder is ready. It remains only to poke the food into it and hang it on the tree branch.