Hummingbird Feeder

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Introduction: Hummingbird Feeder

Materials:

- Glass/plastic bottle

- Small plastic container

- Red spray paint Wire

- Foamy paper for flowers or fake plastic flowers

Tools:

- Wirecutter

- Scissors

- Liquid silicone glue

- Utility knife

Step 1: Making a Hole in the Plastic Container

Approximate time needed to complete step: 5 min

Procedure:

- Grab the plastic container and draw a small hole with a black marker (1-2 inches of width).

- Once you have drawn the hole, grab you’re utility knife and heat it up by placing it in your stove.

- Use the hot knife to carefully cut the hole you had previously drawn on the plastic container.

- Using the same knife, poke 4 small holes in the extremes of the lid.

Step 2: Make a Hole in the Lid of the Bottle

Approximate time needed to complete step: 5 min

Procedure:

- Make a hole in the bottle lid that is similar in size to the whole in the plastic container.

- Use the same heating technique to cut the hole in the bottle lid.

Step 3: Paint Plastic Container

Approximate time needed to complete step: 5 min

Procedure:

- Grab the plastic container and spray it with your red spray paint can. This is used to attract hummingbirds.

- Let the paint cure for 1 whole day.

Step 4: Paste Lid in Plastic Container

Approximate time needed to complete step: 5 min

Procedure:

- Paste the bottle lid with liquid silicone glue and let it dry.

- Use the fake plastic flowers to decorate around it and make it look realistic.

Step 5: Use Wire/rope to Make a Hanger

- Wrap the wire around the bottle to make a hanger for the hummingbird feeder.

- Here you can choose to make the hanger out of wire or rope depending on what works best with you.

- If you decided to use the wire, make sure to wear a pair of glasses to protect your eye's from getting poked by the wire.

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    4 Comments

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    nickton
    nickton

    1 year ago on Step 5

    cool idea. Now you just need to add a picture of the hummingbirds feeding.

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    PGGZA
    PGGZA

    Reply 11 months ago

    True I'll have to update it with a video .

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    wannabemadsci
    wannabemadsci

    11 months ago

    Just to remind everyone that you can make your own inexpensive hummingbird food.
    Mix 1 part granulated white sugar with 4 parts clean tap water (not chlorinated or fluorinated). No need to boil. Mix until dissolved. Bottled water also works. Add no red dye. Birds will be attracted to the red color of the feeder. This recipe is from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute.

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    PGGZA
    PGGZA

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you for adding this comment!