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Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Lesson Description:

MilkCartonBirdHouse Students will recycle a milk carton to make a bird feeder. One way we can recycle materials is by reusing them to produce new products. These new products can have a variety of different uses.
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Materials Needed:
  • Milk or juice carton cleaned
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Wax pencil, crayon or permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Two small lengths of double-sided tape
  • Bird seed
  • Hole punch
  • Twine for a hanger
  • Two bamboo skewers or two straight skinny twigs for perches

School or Group:
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf MilkCartoonBirdfeeder.pdf

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