Wednesday 7 February 2024

Fun Winter Bird Feeders

We love to feed the birds at our house for our cat and our daycare kids to enjoy watching. We also enjoy feeding the squirrels and seeing how their amazing little fluffy family grows every year. It creates a fun craft for the kids to help make and a delicious treat for our feathered and fluffy friends. 

I did some research and found lots of different feeders made from recycled containers and one that even included bagels but bread is unhealthy for most wild birds. I finally found one that is healthy and creates no waste at all other than a piece of string! Totally perfect. And since I make candles and concrete I have all kinds of amazing molds I can use. I want to make some skull shaped ones this fall/winter around Halloween and some Christmas ones around the holiday season. Since I was just giving it a try I made an adorable feather, a heart for Valentine’s Day and a large Mickey Mouse head for my daycare kids to enjoy. 

All you need is:
  • Rubber molds
  • Water
  • Bird seed or berries
  • String
  • Peanut butter (optional)

Sprinkle bird seed or berries in the mold. Place the mold in the freezer to avoid carrying it full of water and spilling everywhere. 

Add more on top if the seeds and berries sunk to the bottom. Place the string into the water so you have a way to hang it up. Allow the mold to freeze for 4-6 hours until solid, it will vary based on the size of the mold. 

Pop the bird feeder out of the mold and you can spread peanut butter on it and dip it in more bird seed for an added treat! When it gets eaten or melts all that will be left is the string. 

What an adorable way to feed the birds and in winter it will shine and shimmer in the sun and look gorgeous covered in snow. 

If you don’t live in a cold area you can always do the old pinecone and peanut butter bird feeders or even this adorable window bird feeder that we absolutely love! We even got two of them because our cat loves them so much! You can find the clear bird feeders here

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