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Make Your Own Bird Feeders | Activity

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Making your own bird feeders is a fun and cost-effective way to help out the birds in your garden or outdoor space.

Using shop bought garden bird seed and items you may have around the house, here are two guides for creating your own.

1) Yoghurt Pot Bird Feeders

You Will Need

  • Lard
  • Garden Bird Seed
  • Clean Yoghurt Pots
  • Sticks
  • String
1 Materials Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity
2 Mash Lard Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 1

Mash the lard in a bowl using a fork.

3 Add Seeds Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 2

Add the seeds and combine well.

5 Hole in Yogurt Pots Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 3

Pierce a hole in the bottoms of the yoghurt pots with a sharp pencil.

6 Thread string Through Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 4

Double up a length of string and feed through the hole in the pot. Be sure to have the loop at the top.

7 Add the Mixture Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 5

Add the seed and lard mixture to the pot. Keep pulling the sting tight so it remains in the centre.

7 fill to top Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 6

Continue to fill until you reach the top of the pot.

9 tie stick or twig Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 7

Tie a stick at the base of the mixture using the two free ends of the string.

10 Refrigerate Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 8

Refrigerate.

11 finished Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 9

Remove the pot then, hang from your chosen tree.

2) Pine Cone Bird Feeders

You Will Need

  • Lard
  • Garden Bird Seed
  • Pine Cones
  • String
12 Materials Pine Cone Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity
2 Mash Lard Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 1

Mash the lard in a bowl using a fork.

3 Add Seeds Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 2

Add the seeds and combine well.

12 Cone adding seed Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 3

Tie a piece of string to the top of each pine cone.

13 Cone adding seed Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 4

Push the lard and seed mixture in to the gaps of the pine cones.

14 Cone adding seed Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 5

Add the mixture until the pine cone is covered, firming the mixture in to place.

15 Refrigirate Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 6

Refrigerate.

16 Cone Finished Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 9

Hang from your chosen tree.

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