Need a fast and cheap way to attract hummingbirds to your garden? Go to your pantry and dig around for a stack of that ubiquitous picnic staple, the red SOLO cup. And while Toby Keith might balk at filling it up with sugar water, your backyard hummingbirds (and your wallet!) will appreciate this crazy easy DIY project. Just follow these simple instructions to make your very own red SOLO cup hummingbird feeder.
Here’s what you need:
SOLO Cup Lid (optional)
Twine or String
Here’s what you do:
With a marker, draw two half moon shapes on either side of the cup, about two inches up from the bottom.
Use scissors to cut them out.
Mark two small dots on either side of the cup near the top, just under the rim. Poke out holes with your scissors.
Cut a piece of twine to whatever length you’ll need to hang it in the location of your choice. Run the twine through the holes at the top and knot the two ends.
Fill your shiny new red SOLO cup feeder to within 1/4″ of the bottom part of the hole with homemade hummingbird nectar. This will make it easier for the birds to get to the food while hovering or perching on the flat part. Covering the top with a plastic SOLO cup lid (not pictured) will keep debris and bugs from falling into the sugar water.
And there you have it… a fun, easy hummingbird feeder craft for both kids and adults alike!