Homemade Orange Bird Feeder

Make room for some outdoor fun with this cute homemade Orange Bird Feeder! This easy outdoor activity for kids is both fun and educational.

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Get the kids ready to spend some time outdoors making this easy bird feeder and learning all about birds.

We all know how much birds love seeds but did you know they also enjoy citrus fruits? This bird feeder is the perfect tasty treat to attract little birds to your yard! It's super simple to make, and I'm sure you already have all the supplies you'll need at home, which is always a plus.

If your current bird feeder has seen better days, this homemade bird feeder is the perfect project to make during a weekend with the little ones. 

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You might also want to check out this Easy Bird Feeder, our Peanut Butter Bird Feeder, our Milk Bottle Bird Feeder, pine cone bird feeder and my kid's favourite, the Cheerio Bird Feeder

Or why not browse through our list of 20+ DIY Bird Feeder Ideas?

Orange Bird Feeder

Homemade Orange Bird Feeder - Supplies:

  • 1 pack of unflavoured gelatine 
  • String or twine
  • Oranges
  • Birdseed
  • Mixing bowl, spoon, straw

Orange Bird Feeder - Instructions:

STEP 1: Prep-Time

Gather all the supplies you'll need for this bird feeder, and let's begin! Take a knife and cut each orange in half, horizontally. Then, take out the pulp with a spoon and set aside. 

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STEP 2: Start making your birdseed treat

Boil 1 cup of water and once it is boiling, add the gelatine and mix until the gelatine dissolves completely. 

SAFETY WARNING: Make sure an adult does this step if making these orange bird feeders with young children. 

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STEP 3: Mix all the ingredients

Measure 1 cup of birdseed and add it to the water and gelatine mixture.  Stir well.

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STEP 4: Put everything together

Now it's time to fill up your oranges! Take the oranges you emptied in the first step and fill them up with the birdseed and gelatine mixture. Pop them in the fridge for about one hour; the mixture should be firm by then. 

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While the gelatine sets, take your string or twine and cut a piece of it depending on the hanging length you need.

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STEP 5: Finishing touches

Make a hole through the middle of the orange using a straw and add your string through the hole, making a knot at the end to secure everything.

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Now, you need to take the bird feeder outside and hang it somewhere you think birds might visit, it's just a matter of time until the cute little birds visit your home!

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Kids will love spending time outside making this homemade bird feeder, and you can even use this DIY project to teach them about birds, their migration patterns, and what type of food they like to eat. We hope you and your little ones enjoy making this orange bird feeder project!

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