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Welcome Spring & The Birds With Easy DIY Bird Feeders

Having so many kids that love animals as much as I do we are always thinking of the animals inside as well as outside! I love the passion my kids have for animals and the fact we share that great trait which is why I am really excited to share this super simple, easy DIY with you!

Bird feeders are something that is easy to make and kids can get very involved in the process. These bird feeders are so easy even my 4-year-old can do them on his own with very little help from us!

We are excited that the weather has changed dramatically where we live. Although, not perfect spring weather we were able to put out our bird feeders and see birds come and enjoy them. We started hearing birds chirping earlier last week and were thrilled to get to work on our feeders for them!

Materials Needed:

  • 2 cups Wild bird seed
  • 4 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pencil
  • Twine
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Spoon

Directions:

  1. Microwave your coconut oil 30-6o seconds
  2. Mix in 2 cups wild bird seed, mix well
  3. Place cookie cutters on to a cookie sheet and spoon in your bird seed/coconut oil mix
  4. Use a pencil to create a hole in the top of your feeder (not too close to the top!)
  5. Place in fridge 40-45 minutes
  6.  String through twine, and hang outside on your favourite tree!

 

How cute are these? After putting them in the fridge for 40 minutes, they are perfect and ready to be hung!

Coconut oil is the best option for these because they are safe for birds and other animals that may happen upon your feeders.

If you are anything like us, you will want to put these out as often as you can to help make sure our little outside animal friends have some great snacks.

We plan to make them often, and the kids love being able to do it themselves. We help with the microwaving of the coconut oil but beyond that — the kids can get busy!

Have you ever made feeders for wildlife?