How to make a Christmas Bird Feeder

How to make a Christmas Bird Feeder

The run-up to Christmas always seems a busy time of year, but there’s still little things you can do to get your kids outside.

This is a fun little project we came across, which is to make a festive bird feeder. After all, winter time is when food gets scarce for the birds.

There are lots of different ideas for Christmas bird feeders – just look at our Pinterest board where we’ve collected lots of them.

The one that really caught our eye was using pine cones.

You could go out to find pine cones on one day and then on another, turn them into festive looking bird feeders.

It looks really simple.

Thread something through the pine cone so that it hangs.

Roll the pine cone in peanut butter.

Sprinkle on birdseed.

Add decorative berries.

Still not sure how? This video from Nature for Kids shows how simple it is.

Click here for another video using the peanut butter and pinecones technique.

To make more sophisticated bird seed ornaments, you can follow this more advanced technique, that uses gelatine to set birdseed into moulds.

If you don’t want to use gelatine, this video shows a similar technique but uses honey and flour to bind the birdseed together.

Click here for information from the RSPB on what types of bird food is best or here for a bird feeding guide from BBC Nature.

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