How Do You Make a Hummingbird Feeder?

How Do You Make a Hummingbird Feeder?

Make a hummingbird feeder by poking a hole in the lid of a baby food jar, painting it a bright color, attaching a wire and filling the feeder with nectar. This takes about 30 minutes. You need a baby food jar, sugar water, a nail, paint and a wire.

  1. Clean a baby food jar

    Thoroughly clean out an empty baby food jar.

  2. Poke a hole in the lid

    Using a nail, poke a hole that is at least 1/8 inch in diameter in the lid of the baby food jar. This is the hole through which the hummingbird feeds.

  3. Paint the lid

    Paint the lid around the hole a bright color, such as red, in order to attract the hummingbirds to it.

  4. Attach wire

    Curve a piece of wire in a U shape. Fasten it around the mouth or lid of the jar. This allows you to hang the hummingbird feeder.

  5. Make the hummingbird nectar

    Make the hummingbird nectar from a sugar water solution. Dissolve 1/2 cup of sugar in 1 cup of hot water, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup of cold water to the solution, and mix thoroughly.

  6. Pour the nectar into the feeder

    Pour the nectar into the feeder. Screw the lid closed. Hang the feeder.