Camp Classic Play | Hummingbird Feeder
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It is always exciting when a hummingbird visits your garden, their wings beating so fast they are simply a blur. And just as quickly as these tiny birds arrive, they are off in search of more nectar. But there is one way to ensure you get plenty of hummingbird sightings in your yard: by making them their very own feeder.
Glass bottle (check the recycling bin)
Paint for glass surfaces
16 gauge wire (about 7 ft)
Hummingbird feeder tube (I found them here)
1. Remove all labels from your bottle and wash it well.
2. Paint your creation with bright colors to attract the hummingbirds. Optional: Use masking tape to mark off stripes or any other design. Let the paint dry.
3. Attach the wire hanger. Straighten out your wire and cut it in half. Lay your bottle on its side. Lay one piece of wire under the bottle at a spot that is narrow. Lay the other piece on top of the bottle at the same spot. At each side twist the wires together. Pliers are helpful but optional. Keep twisting each side until you are about four inches from the ends. At this point, twist all four wires together and create a loop or hook.
4. Fill your feeder with hummingbird food. Make your own by melting 1/2 cup of sugar in 2 cups of boiling water. (No need for red dye which can be hard on the birds.)
5. Insert your feeder tube, hang, and wait for the flitting visitors.
Check out these other projects in the area of Science + Nature. Earn a badge by completing any one of them:
Make a Bug House
Lemon Juice Painting
Smash and Study Geodes
Make Your Own Lava Lamp
Paint with Acids and Bases
Make a Butterfly Chrysalis
Make Your Own Silly Putty
Make a Balloon Car
What’s Camp Classic Play? It’s a week long stay-at-home summer camp where kids can earn badges in five areas: arts + crafts, games + athletics, science + nature, cooking, and gardening. Share your camp experience by using #campclassicplay