Bird Feeder

Create a bird feeder

This activity should take 30 mins

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Bird feeder

Introduction

You can use this simple make to extend your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around of them. Talk to your child about wild birds and how we can help provide an extra food source for them. The activity will also help improve your child's hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they use various materials to construct and decorate the feeder. The make is a bit tricky in places (eg threading and tying the wool to the top of the feeder), so be ready to lend a helping hand.

How to extend the magic

Why not fill your feeder with homemade bird cake? It's simple to make - it's just fat (eg suet or lard) mixed in with seeds and peanuts. Make sure the fat is at room temperature, then add the seeds and nuts and squidge it all together. Fill the feeder and put it in the fridge for an hour to set. When it's ready, choose a suitable spot for your feeder (eg a branch if you don't have a bird table) and wait for your feathered friends to turn up!

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