Water is often in short supply in the wild. Give some feathered friends a hand by providing precious water with this Birdbath Bird Feeder.
What You'll Need:
- Flat pan
- PVC pipe (six inches wide)
- Rope (1/4-inch thick)
- Garbage can lid
For a simple birdbath:
Step 1: Lay a shallow pan of water on the ground.
Step 2: Put a rock in the pan to keep it from getting knocked over.
For a more permanent birdbath:
Step 1: With help from an adult, cut a four-foot length of six-inch diameter PVC pipe. Sink it about two feet into the ground.
Step 2: Cut a three-foot length of 1/4-inch rope. Tie one end of the rope to a heavy rock or brick. Tie the other end to the handle of a garbage can lid.
Step 3: Drop the rock or brick down the pipe. It should hang about halfway down. The weight of the hanging brick holds the garbage can lid in place upside-down.
Step 4: Fill the lid with water. To clean, simply lift the lid out and wash it.
The next bird feeder will help your feathered friends start the day right.