Help kids learn about our feathered friends by hanging a carton feeder in a window:

Cover a clean half-gallon carton with strips of duct tape. Have an adult use a craft knife to cut large openings in two opposite sides. Make two X-shaped cuts in the top side for the hanger. Thread a 24-inch length of sturdy cord through the holes and knot both ends inside. Make a loop and knot it for hanging. Suspend the feeder from a suction hook outside a window.

Spread out food in the feeder; it will likely be a few days before you see birds. Keep a journal with a running tally of feeder visitors, sketches and observations.

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