Bird Feeder Slinky




About: Just a normal guy trying to make it in life .Good paying job but mindless sometimes .I enjoy making things in my garage to keep my mind going .. Its fun making something new but its more fun taking somethi...

 Here is a neat little project i made with my  daughter  Cassidy  for mothers day.
  Its a  Bird feeder made  a slinky and  either a piece of thick wire or you  can use a  coat hanger .

My name is Cassidy  I made this bird feeder with my dad for my mom for mothers day.
  My dad found this idea from and made it in my dads garage.
I got to use pliers,bend wire into a circle ,spray paint.
I got to work on a  project with my dad and surprise my mom  for mothers day.

Step 1: Materials

 1~ can black Rustoleum  paint

2~  A good 4 feet of thick wire

3~ 1 pair of needle nose plyers

4~ 2  Original  metal slinkys

5~ 2 bags of shelled peanuts

Step 2: Proper Slinky Inspection

The first thing you need to do is to have a qualified inspector to make sure the slinky is in proper working order ...  Cassidy   did a great job of that ...

Step 3: Making the Loop

1st  step~ is to  bend the wire into a 12'' wide  circle which you  can use a metal can to wrap it around to get the shape.
2nd step~ is to  bend a  hook at the top of the circle you just made to use as a hanger for the feeder .
3rd step~ is to bend a small hook at the other of of the wire so it will latch together to complete the circle.

4th step~ is to bend a small hook on each end of the slinky so it will latch on the wire on both ends.
5th step~ Next  is to feed the slinky around the wire and then hook both ends of the slinky to the wire at the top.

Step 4: Painting

 Next is to take  the feeder outside and give  it a few light coats of black paint .

Step 5: Finished Feeder

 Now just hang it up on your favorite pole and fill it with   peanuts in the shell  and enjoy . 

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cassidy, awesome Instructible!!!! I love feeding birds, and will definitely have to give this a try. (I'll bet the sneaky old squirrels will love it too!!!)

    3 replies

    Actually the squirrels are not as much a bother is those darn black birds... The squirrels are keeping them away so yay for the squirrels lol

    Here, the squirrels are a bigger problem than the blackbirds! They drive my chihuahuas NUTS....and there are more squirrels!

    Did you know that squirrels tease & taunt dogs??? Yes, they do!

    my dad says he has some ideas for it to make it a little easier to load the peanuts .He said let him know when you are ready and he will explane it to you k