Now that I am a Solar professional, I am continuously exploring ways to utilize the resources within my home for exciting projects with Immoni. It was not until my youngest expressed his aspiration to become an Environmental Scientist during his eighth-grade year that I truly comprehended the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our environment. His passion ignited a deep commitment within our family to create an environmentally conscious household. His inspiration moved me so profoundly that I chose a career path aimed at not only helping our family save and make our home more sustainable but also improving the overall environment.
Now that you know why I am so passionate about educating people on the benefit of upgrading their homes to solar. I thought we would share with you a cute upcycle Craft we created using a milk carton and popsicle stick.
Now that you know the benefits of Solar water heating, we thought we would share with you a cute upcycle Craft we created using a milk carton and popsicle stick.
Materials for our Upcycled Bird Feeder Craft
- Half gallon empty milk carton
- Black chalk paint
- Short Popsicle sticks
- Neon pink, green, and yellow craft paint
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- 1″ Foam paint brush & Small paint brush
- Sharp Scissors
- Sharp pencil
- Bird seed
- Yellow twine
Directions for our Upcycled Bird Feeder Craft
- Rinse out your empty milk carton with a little dish soap
- Cut a window shaped opening (straight sides and bottom and rounded top) on one side of your milk carton
- Dry the inside and outside with a paper towel
- Paint the whole outside with two or three coats of black chalk paint and let dry (or dry with a hair dryer)
- Now paint 12 Popsicle sticks, 4 pink, 4 green, and 4 yellow and let dry
- Hot glue your Popsicle sticks to the top of your milk carton
- Carefully cut a small 1/2 horizontal slot with a knife or scissors right below the window opening
- Slide one of your leftover Popsicle sticks through the slot halfway
- Now your kids can draw a cute picture on it before you hang it up
- Poke a sharp pencil through the open triangle top to the other side, slide a piece of twine through, and tie into a knot to hang in a nearby tree.