How to Make the Best Egg Carton Bird Feeder

This simple egg carton bird feeder is a fun Earth Day activity for kids to attract birds to your yard. We always see cardinals, doves, mockingbirds and other birds in our backyard. My boys thought it would be a good idea to provide extra food for our little visitors. Since I saved so many egg cartons for Easter and other spring projects, it only made sense to use one to make our bird feeder. This eco-friendly project for kids will provide a fun learning experience. Keep scrolling to get started!

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Supplies for Egg Carton Bird Feeder

  • Recycled egg carton
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks (optional)
  • String or twine
  • Scissors
  • Bird Seed
supplies for Egg carton bird feeder Earth Day craft for kids


  1. First, carefully cut off the top of an egg carton.
  2. Next, use scissors to create a hole in each corner of the carton.
  3. Use scissors to cut two pieces of string about a foot long each.
  4. Thread string or twine through the holes diagonally and tie ends into knots over corners. You can use a hot glue gun to seal the string for extra security.
  5. Finally, add bird seeds then hang on tree in your front or back yard.

Watch the video below to see how I made this egg carton bird feeder to celebrate Earth Day. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

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  • The Seeking Tree by Jodi Dee
  • Save the Scraps by Bethany Stahl
  • The EARTH Book by Todd Parr
  • I Love Earth by Little Hippo Book
  • The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess
  • We Are All Connected by Gabi Garcia
  • Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
  • My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Our Planet! There’s No Place Like Earth by Stacy McAnulty
  • What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French

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