Make a Bird Feeder Out of Legos

lego feederThe orioles are back in my Wisconsin backyard, so it reminded me of an old project I did one year with my kids. We turned our old Legos into an oriole bird feeder!

When it comes to duplicating this project, there really is no right or wrong way. We used large Legos that my kids had when they were around 2. We held them together with a strong glue, adding it to each piece and then let it sit overnight so it was good and dry. If you do this project yourself, be sure to give it it a good test…just gently wiggle the pieces to make sure they are all secured.

Once your feeder is complete, you can attach a hook or screws to hang it! Don’t forget to add your bird food at the end. Here, we added oranges for the orioles, but if you create the right kind of design, you could put seed or suet for the birds, too.

Just a note about usling Legos in the backyard…have fun with them. Half the fun is building your design and trying different things. You could create a tray feeder or even a garden planter, too. So don’ be afraid to try a few things before you settle in on one style. And then make your last step the gluing.

Stacy is a gardener, birder, and naturalist, and the author of nearly 10 books, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, The Secret Lives of Animals, Project Garden, and 101 Plants You Can't Kill.

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