Published On: April 29th, 2021

Did you know a plastic bottle can take over 450 years to break down in a landfill? Before we throw things away, think about whether it can be recycled or used for something else. To find out how you can make a fun activity out of a recycled water bottle view our activity below!

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Activity – Make a bird feeder from the bottles you would throw away.

Equipment you will need

  • Plastic drinks bottles
  • Yoghurt pots or milk cartons (make sure they’re clean)
  • Wire or string
  • Bird seed
  • Scissors

Bird Feeder Equipment

Step 1

Bird Feeder Step 1

Cut a hole in the side large enough to allow a free flow of seeds, but in such a way that it won’t all fall out on the ground in the slightest puff of wind, and won’t get wet if it rains.

Step 2

Bird Feeder Step 2

Make a few small holes in the bottom of your feeder to allow any rainwater to drain away.

Step 3

Bird Feeder Step 3

Hang it with wire, or even strong string from a tree or your washing line.

Step 4

Bird Feeder Step 4

If your feeder starts to wear out or the food in it goes mouldy, recycle it and make another one! Remember to keep your feeders well stocked, especially in winter. Birds come to rely on them and will go hungry if you forget.

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