Spring is here! And that means that our bluebird friends are busy building a nest inside their nesting box and we thought we’d lend them a hand. This is such an easy DIY project and it is a perfect activity to do with children or grandchildren.
Just minutes after hanging our own DIY Bird’s Nest Helper, we saw a bluebird friend gathering some of the materials we stuffed in the helper. Unfortunately, he was too quick for us to snap a picture!
But we’ve got the easy step-by-step instructions here so you can make your own Bird’s Nest Helper!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Here’s what you will need:
- an empty suet feeder (you can also use a plastic berry basket or a small, mesh bag)
- scraps of fabric, yarn, ribbon, or string
- cotton fiberfill, lint, or other soft material
- small twigs
Things you don’t want to use: plastics, metals, or anything sharp as these items may injure the birds. One of our ribbon fragments was wire-trimmed so we just cut the wire edges out.
Step 2: Cut your materials into small pieces
You’ll want to cut your materials into 1-3 inch pieces.
Step 3: Stuff your small materials into the suet feeder
Step 4: Close the feeder and it’s ready to hang!
Step 5: Find a place to hang your DIY Bird’s Nest Helper outside
We hung our helper near our bluebird nesting box so it was easy to find for the birds.