It really doesn't get much easier than this. Get the kids involved and watch the glow on their faces when the birds start to roost. Child decoration time: A lot longer (ah, bliss). Durability: A full season or even two.
DIY bird feeder Cut an orange in half and remove the orange from the skin. Poke two holes in the orange peel and string yarn through the holes. Fill orange with birdseed. Top off with peanut butter. Hang from tree for an easy feeder that birds will love.