If you have little ones, you are probably looking for fun, cheap things to do this summer. Check out this easy, tin can bird feeder. All you need is acrylic paint, paintbrushes, a tin can, twine, and bird seed.
Before you fill your feeder, you may want to read about the different types of seed and the birds they attract.
Some bird seed can cause pesky weeds to grow right under the feeder. In order to avoid this, you can sterilize the seed by heating it in the microwave or oven. This prevents the seed from sprouting. For more information on sterilizing your bird seed, visit Wild Birds Forever. Another option is to purchase hulled bird seed. To read more about hulled seeds, check out this website.