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How to Make a Pumpkin Birdfeeder

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Happy October!

It’s officially pumpkin season – pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!

I’m not ashamed to admit, I love it 🙂

In the spirit of the season (pumpkin season that is ;)) I thought I’d get my kids together and get a little crafty and make some pumpkin birdfeeders- because, well, why not?! This project is super fun and simple (my favorite kind!) and I know you’re littles will love it.

I’m sorry to say, that my efforts in the garden this year have been sad. I started with such high hopes, but things like having a baby stifled my garden efforts and my pumpkins paid the price…

So to start this project off we headed to the grocery store, where I let my little pumpkins pick out some little pumpkins 😉 (sorry, I’ll stop…eventually)

You can really make these pumpkin birdfeeders with any size or type of pumpkin you wish. In fact, this would be a terrific use for an old jack-o-lantern!

My girls picked out two tiny table decoration sized pumpkins – precious!

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Next we brought them home and I carved out the top of the pumpkins. Definitely an adult job!

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But then I handed over some spoons and let the girls dig out all the pumpkin guts. Fun stuff, let me tell you. There was much giggling, so be warned 😉

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At some point my kids abandoned the spoons and let our hens help out…they were more than happy to oblige!

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Next I poked four holes in the sides of each hollowed out pumpkin. While I was doing that I had the girls each find two sturdy sticks.

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When they came back I helped them thread the sticks through the pumpkins, like so.

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Then I tied some string to the ends of each stick to create a hanger. And then at this point all that’s left to do is to fill up your pumpkin birdfeeder with some bird seed!

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Then we picked a nice spot and hung it up in a tree in our yard. I’m sure the birds are grateful!

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The fun doesn’t have to end there though! Some fun spinoff pumpkin projects to do after you’ve made your birdfeeder could be, saving the pumpkin seeds for next year’s garden, doing some seed science and sprout the pumpkin seeds, or roast the pumpkin seeds for a yummy snack! … that is if your kids didn’t feed them to the chickens first 😉

What are you doing with pumpkins this Fall? I’d love to know! Share in the comments! And if you make a birdfeeder come back and show us a picture 🙂

lindseyLindsey is a modern homesteader and homeschooling Mama of two. Together with her family she lives in North Florida on 1/3 of an acre where they garden, raise chickens and turkeys, do lots of DIY, make a ton from scratch – and include natural learning experiences along the way. She’s passionate about simple, natural living, and shares those passions on her blog, Chickadee Homestead. Also find her on Pinterest, and Instagram.

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