How To: Make Bird Feeders For The Garden
|May 17, 2012||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, Discovering Nature, Home Education, Incidental Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World|
It’s spring time and while the weather is horrible and Ameli is young, I see no reason why not to get her as involved in nature as possible. We have a garden which is pretty small and currently overgrown, but pretty full of animals – if by animals you’ll accept squirrels, a variety of birds and the neighbourhood cats.
Last summer I planted lavender all around the garden to attract bees and pollination. Also, because I love, love, love crystallized lavender for baking. If you see how overgrown our garden is, it must have worked! (That’s a joke.) This year we decided we needed some bird feeders, but on a budget, so here’s what we did!
- Two cups bird seed
- A packet of unflavoured gelatine
What to do:
- Follow the instructions for melting the gelatine
- Mix in with the seeds
- We stuffed the mixture tightly into cookie moulds. Half fill the mould, and lay down the two ends of string, then cover with more seed mix.
- Leave to dry for a good 24 hours
- Gently pop the shapes out of the moulds
- Hang around the garden.