Hummingbirds are tiny, colorful birds, known for their characteristic humming noise. The noise that a hummingbird makes is due to their flapping wings, which move at a rate of 80 flaps per second. Hummingbirds are voracious eaters, due to expending so much energy in flying. Here is a way to create a hummingbird feeder for your home, to invite more hummingbirds into your yard.
What You Will Need:
One 20-ounce plastic bottle (empty)
Small plastic Tupperware with lid
Drill with ¼-inch bit
String or thread
Step 1: Drill a ¼-inch-hole through the center of the plastic bottle cap.
Step 2: Using scissors, cut a hole in the center of the Tupperware lid. The hole should be wide enough to fit the top of the plastic bottle through. It is best to make the hole slightly on the small side. This way it will fit snugly and won’t fall off during use.
Step 3: Using a hole-punch, punch four evenly spaced holes around the exterior of the Tupperware lid, or about ½-inch to one-inch in depending on the size of the lid.
Step 4: Take the cap off of the plastic bottle. Fit the top of the plastic bottle through the center hole on the Tupperware lid, so that the Tupperware lid is positioned just below the threading on the lip of the water bottle. It should fit snugly. The lips on the Tupperware lid should be facing upward, away from the bottle.
Step 5: Screw the bottle cap back onto the plastic bottle, locking the Tupperware lid in place.
Step 6: Attach the Tupperware to the Tupperware lid.
Step 7: Attach thread to the bottom of the plastic bottle. The thread can be wrapped around the base of the bottle where the grooves are, to help hold it in place. You can also use glue to attach the thread if you’d like.
Step 8: Remove the container and cap to fill the hummingbird feeder with nectar. Then reassemble the hummingbird feeder to use it. It should be hung so that the plastic bottle is upside down, with the Tupperware at the bottom. The Tupperware will fill with water, allowing the hummingbird to drink from it.
-Decorate the hummingbird feeder with nontoxic paints to give it a more decorative appeal.
-Change the nectar regularly so that it doesn’t spoil.