If you love arts and crafts this project might just be the perfect one for you. It is my fruit bird feeder made from the skin of a grapefruit and filled with dried fruits and seeds to attract birds of all kinds. The greatest part about this feeder is its all natural and safe for the environment so you won't have to worry about harming anything. It is also easy to make and the steps to create it are below.
For this craft you will need:
Tip) If you don't have a grapefruit you can use a large orange and it will work just the same for this craft.
Cut your grapefruit in half and scoop all the fresh grapefruit and juices out of the skin leaving a bowl like shape. Whatever you do, don't throw out the freshly scooped out grapefruit. Sprinkle some sugar on it and eat it for a healthy snack. Once you have your grapefruit all scooped out to form a bowl, you will put two little holes on the top of each side of the grapefruit creating a space to tie your ribbon to the skin. After, you will take the ribbon and lace it threw the holes to create a hanging handle. Then, you will tie the ends of the ribbon into knots so they don't pull through the holes easily.
Fill the grapefruit bowl up with all the dried fruit, raisins, crushed nuts and seeds. If you're worried about squirrels or chipmunks getting into your bird feeder add a little hot pepper. The hot pepper is a spice that chipmunks and squirrels do not like and once they try it they won't come back. Don't worry about harming the birds when using the spice. Birds don't have taste buds that can taste the spice.
Once you have your feeder filled with all the goodies for the birds, you can go outside and hang it any where you would like. However, make sure it's a spot where you can watch your feather friends enjoy their new little treat.
That is all it takes to make a fruit bird feeder. If your feeder gets old and spoiled just make a new one. There not that hard to make, which makes it the perfect craft for children to do too. I hope you all have fun creating your fruit bird feeder and watching you're birds enjoy it.