We made these recycled bird feeders! Can you tell what we made them from?
We also used acrylic paint and natural materials for the roof.
First, using a Sharpie, each artist drew an opening (or two) on each side of the carton, and I cut them out with my craft knife.
Meanwhile, our artists selected items like bark or wood to glue to the top to create a cute roof. We used hot glue for that.
Then we proceeded to paint.
This artist started with the roof first. (Yes, it is okay to paint the roof.)
To thoroughly cover the carton, we learned to add a little white to the paint to make it more opaque.
The next step was to add a hanger. Then each artist received a small bag of birdseed to feed the birds. Some of them also made little bird journals so they could draw the birds that they see.