Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder Project

Here in Minnesota, the winter’s can get very long and cold. You need to be creative with your time spent inside and even more so now that I have a little one to keep busy. I have been seeing these toilet paper roll bird feeders all over the internet lately so we decided to give it a try ourselves.

Supplies: Toilet paper roll, peanut butter, bird seed, a paper plate and something to spread the PB with.

Spread the peanut butter evenly around the roll of TP

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Then sprinkle seeds of choice onto a paper plate and roll the PB covered TP roll in the seeds.

Then find a spot to place the roll outside. We decided to put our “bird feeder” outside of our kitchen window on a vine. We figured we’d be able to get a really up close and personal view from there.

Toilet paper roll bird feeder - MinnesotaFromScratch.Wordpress.com

We made two feeders. Unfortunately no birds came for over a week. But when they finally started coming, they did not stop.

My daughter always got very excited when she spotted a bird outside.

Unfortunately, the birds aren’t the only ones that were interested…

Toilet paper roll bird feeder - MinnesotaFromScratch.Wordpress.com

The squirrel ended up stealing both of our bird feeders after a couple weeks.

Toilet paper roll bird feeder - MinnesotaFromScratch.Wordpress.com

I must admit, it was pretty cute watching this squirrel. Am I the only one that thinks he is adorable?

All in all, the entire project only took a couple minutes to create and my daughter had fun making them (she is 2 years old).  I think the joy we got out of watching the birds (and squirrels) in the weeks following was definitely worth it.

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