If you’re a bird enthusiast, making your own bird caller is the perfect craft project for you. Callers can attract a variety of birds to your area. As a bird watcher, you'll enjoy the many species that will flock to you, and you'll be able to study their features and behaviors. Using just a few household items, you can make a caller that will be ready to lure birds to your location in no time.
Things You'll Need
- Spring-type clothespin
- Electrical tape
- Rubber band
Pull apart the clothespin, separating the two halves. Discard the metal spring.
Wrap electrical tape two or three times around each end of the clothespin halves.
Stretch a rubber band lengthwise over one of the clothespin halves. The rubber band should be flexible enough not to break when extended.
Lay the other clothespin half on top of the rubber-banded one in the same position that it was in before you pulled it apart from the other half.
Hold the clothespin pieces together and extend the rubber band in between them to create a crossover -- looping over the second clothespin half -- that will secure the halves together from top to bottom. Blow into the space between the clothespin halves to make bird call sounds.