Bird feeders are one of the many ways that humans have adapted their habitats to make them more hospitable to wildlife. Habitats must support four basic needs: food, water, shelter and space. In this Rosie Makes, we are working to attract more animals to our habitat by providing one of those basic needs – food!

Ready to make this project at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview, gather the materials listed at the right, and follow the instructions below!

Required Materials

  • craft roll
  • string
  • bird seed
  • cookie sheet or tray
  • hole punch
  • peanut butter

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1

Create a hole on either side of your craft roll (we used a hole punch to make this process easier).

Step 2

Thread a string through the hole in the craft roll and tie the two ends together to make a handle.

Step 3

Spread peanut butter all over the surface of the craft roll.

Step 4

Pour bird seed onto a tray and roll the peanut-buttered-covered craft roll in the seed so that all the peanut butter is covered.

Step 5

Hang the finished feeder outside and wait for the wildlife to visit your habitat!