To make a homemade bird feeder from a soda bottle, cut four holes in the bottle, insert a dowel, and add bird seed. This 20-minute project requires an empty, clean 1-liter bottle, a utility knife, masking tape, 1 yard of string, bird seed and a dowel about 8 inches long.Know More
Measure 4 inches up from the bottom of the bottle. Cut two 1-inch-wide holes at this height, directly across from one another.
Measure 1/2-inch below the feeder holes, and cut small X shapes at this point. The X-shaped cut should be about 1/4-inch across, or wide enough to accommodate the dowel. Insert the dowel through the first cut, thread it through the bottle, and bring it out through the second cut. This is the perch.
Cut two pieces of masking tape large enough to cover the feeder holes. Place the tape over the holes while you fill the bottle to prevent spillage. Pour bird seed into the bottle, filling it as much as you like. Tighten the cap onto the filled bottle.
Cut the yard of string into two equal pieces. Tie one end of each string around the top of the bottle, just below the cap. One piece of string should be on each side of the bottle to distribute the weight. Tie the other ends of the string around a tree branch, and remove the masking tape.
Squirrel feeder jars are glass feed jars set in wooden frames with small access holes, so building them requires scrap wood, a jar and screws or nails. Builders can cut and assemble the frame using either power or hand tools and then fit the filled jar into its cradle.Full Answer >
Gather materials from your kitchen, bathroom and craft cupboard, and add some imagination to make homemade musical instruments. Turn an oatmeal box or coffee can into a drum, a comb covered with tissue paper into a kazoo, paper plates and jingle bells into tambourines and paper tower rolls, waxed paper and rubber bands into horns.Full Answer >
Creating a homemade volcano is a simple yet rewarding science project and a great way to demonstrate the structure and function of volcanoes to kids. All you need is an empty plastic bottle, newspaper, a small funnel, white craft glue, baking soda, orange or red food coloring, black or brown paint, and white vinegar.Full Answer >
Make a piggy bank by taping newspaper to a bottle to form the shape of a pig, covering the bottle in papier-mâché, adding a decorative top layer and cutting an opening in the top of the bottle. You need a 2-liter bottle, newspaper, glue, paint, flour and an egg carton.Full Answer >