Birds in the Garden

Backyard Bird Feeder

What you need

  • Clean 1 litre soda bottle
  • Craft knife
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • Small eye screw
  • Length of twine for hanging

How to make it

  1. Start by drawing a 1/2 inch cross on the side of a clean 1 litre soda bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom. Rotate the    bottle 90 degrees and draw another cross 5cm from the bottom. Draw a 2.5cm wide circle opposite each cross, as shown.
  2. Use a craft knife to slit the asterisk lines and cut out the circles (a parent’s job). Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then through the opposite asterisk, as shown.
  3. Remove the bottle cap and twist a small eye screw into the top of it for hanging.
  4. Finally, fill your feeder with birdseed, recap it, and use a length of twine to hang it from a tree.

Originally sourced from Kellyleigh Creates

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Easy Bird Bath

Make an easy bird bath by reusing old terracotta pots. The base of the bird bath is simply 3 terracotta pots (turned upside down) in reducing sizes with a larger terracotta saucer on top as water container. Containers are glued together.

Sourced from No Time For Flash Cards

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Bird Seed Biscuit

A great way to encourage birds into your garden for a tasty snack.

What you need

  • 3/4 cup of birdseed
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Water    
  • Cookie cutter (use any shape you want) 
  • Oil    
  • Cookie sheet
  • Foil    
  • Straw
  • Ribbon

How to make it

  1. Our recipe makes two 3-inch biscuits (one is shown here) or a single 4-inch biscuit. Mix together the birdseed, flour, and 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Spray or wipe a cookie cutter with oil and place it on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Pack the mixture into the cutter, inserting half a straw near the top to create a hole for hanging.

Sourced from Kitchen Counter Chronicles

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