Welcome back to another Crafty Video with Ali from Kids Chaos and myself! This week, is more of an “ideas chat” (with simple instructions discussed!) as we discuss Bird Feeder Crafts! And looking after birds this Winter. The majority of the Bird Feeder Ideas discussed are quite simple and need little explanation. There are few things to consider when looking after Birds this Winter and making sure that you feed them the RIGHT sort of food. If you have the right basics, it is up to you how creative you get with your DIY Bird Feeders. We have a number of “5 minute bird feeder craft” ideas, as well as some more elaborate ones too!
What to put in your DIY Bird Feeders:
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- Bird Seed Mixture (UK Readers buy it here, US Readers buy it here)
- Black Sunflower seeds (UK Readers buy it here, US Readers but it here)
- Nyjer or Nyger Seeds (UK Readers buu it here, US Readers buy it here)
- Lard or suet (but not cooking fat, as it has meat juices in it as well as potentially being too salty)
- Uncooked porridge oats
- Cooked rice
- Peanuts (but not salted or dry roasted nuts, get them from the pet shop)
- Bird Cake (see below)
Check out this advice on HOW to Feed Birds – be warned about using meshed bags, as these can damage wings and legs.
Bird Feeder Ideas:
Teapot and Teacup Birdfeeders– Shappy Chic
Super Simple Cheerio Bird Feeders – the kids love doing this one and it is great for their fine motor skills
Pine Cone Bird Feeders – a great “natural” looking bird feeder that the birds will find irristeble
One for those of use that love to upcycle – from Milk Carton to Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Love this DIY Suet Ball Bird Food Recipe!
A nice tin can & sisal bird feeder idea
Snowman Bird Feeder (what a fab idea!)
Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder – love the wooden Spoon perches
Probably my favourite idea – teacup bird feeder. I am unlikely to make it.. but doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy looking at it, right?!
So.. which bird feeder craft will you do first? Will it be the simple Cheerio Bird Feeder? Or are you inspired to have have a rummage around your junk box and make a Junk Bird Feeder? Would love to hear what you get up to! Hope you liked these Bird Feeder Ideas and that you are now inspired to get crafty and look after our feathered friends this Winter!