Child-Pleasant Craft: DIY Hummingbird Feeder


An idea for making your own hummingbird feeder! Great kids craft and perfect for Spring.

DIY Hummingbird Feeder

Satisfied Spring Everybody!

What a distinction a couple of weeks could make. Like a lot of you, I’m grappling with the uncertainty of this difficult time. My kids at the moment are house with me on a daily basis, for the foreseeable long term. In Seattle, lifestyles has totally modified. Nearly the whole lot is close down, even playgrounds are closed this present day. And so, I’ve been all in favour of developing little initiatives that my children and I will do whilst caught at house.

I got here throughout those DIY hummingbird feeders with jelly jars and used to be immediately impressed! I’ve had a hummingbird feeder on my Amazon wishlist for moderately a while. I’m no longer positive why I by no means regarded as making my very own as a substitute. This became out to be an excessively kid-friendly challenge they usually even discovered slightly bit about hummingbirds.

Make your own hummingbird feeder out of spice jars

The one factor used to be, I didn’t have jelly jars. So I improvised slightly and used those 1oz McCormick spice jars. I emptied out the contents and washed them out totally. Those little spice jars are the very best measurement for the ones dainty hummingbirds.

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DIY Hummingbird feeder from little spice jars

Directions:

Practice those steps to make your individual hummingbird feeder.

Step 1: Get ready your spice jars

Wash your spice jars with hot soapy water - they are the perfect size for little hummingbirds!

Totally wash your spice jars and lids with scorching, soapy water. You don’t need any lingering spice odors or tastes that can flip off possible hummingbirds. I additionally got rid of the stickers from the jars with slightly goo long gone.

McCormick spice jars have a lid with holes in it, lined through a snap-top. All you want to do is rip off the snap-top segment, we don’t want it. Hummingbirds will use their lengthy beaks to drink the nectar from each and every hollow.

Step 2: Make Hummingbird Nectar

Make Hummingbird nectar - recipe in post - then pour into your jars!

The recipe for making Hummingbird nectar couldn’t be more uncomplicated. It’s simply sugar water – however you want to grasp the proper ratio. An excessive amount of sugar will also be destructive to hummingbirds and too little sugar doesn’t supply sufficient energy for them.

I adopted the recipe from the Audubon web site.  It’s ¼ cup of subtle white sugar and 1 cup of boiling water. Combine till the sugar dissolves. Cool the mix after which fill your spice jars to the highest. Now, simply substitute the lid with holes in it.

Replace the spice lid on your jar - hummingbirds feed on the nectar through the holes.

Step 3: Connect Jute Cord for Striking

Tie some string or jute twine to your jars for hanging on a tree!

I used some jute cord to create slightly loop for placing. Tie your knots tight and ensure the lid is protected.

Cut excess string from hummingbird feeder jars before hanging.

Now simply hold it up someplace outdoor and look forward to the ones hummingbirds!

These spice jars make a great hummingbird feeder and it's the perfect activity for kids

Hang your feeder from a tree, where you see hummingbirds visit

We haven’t had a customer but that I may just {photograph}, however I do know the ones hummingbirds are at the approach.

Hummingbirds love the nectar that you put in these jars

DIY Hummingbird Feeder from old spice jars!

Thank you such a lot for studying and being right here lately. Keep secure, keep wholesome!

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karen from decor hintHi!  I’m Karen, the writer of the House Decor and DIY Weblog: Decor Trace. I’m a Local of the East Coast, however I recently are living in stunning Seattle with my hubby, our two superb kids, and our spunky wheaten terrier.

You’ll be able to generally to find me with some kind of craft in a single hand and a espresso within the different. And I’m at all times rearranging furnishings or transferring lamps from room to room. I’ve a zeal (learn: obsession) for adorning, DIY, and gardening. Briefly, I really like making my space into a house.

Like many, I’m impressed through what I see in house decor magazines, however I’m no longer so impressed through the cost tags.  In consequence, I really like discovering and developing stunning budget-friendly house decor pieces. In a face to face festival, I wager you’d by no means know the adaptation between the fashion designer pieces and my DIY creations!  A lot of my DIY initiatives center of attention on stitching, crafting, upcycling and organizing. A few of my favourite initiatives were making beautiful wreaths, stitching my very own tassel hand towels, and crafting those stylish wooden bead garlands. I will’t wait to encourage you and spark your creativity thru my DIY initiatives.

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Favored this challenge? Take a look at those DIY Striking Beaded Vases for some other upcycled craft!

 

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