There are many ways in which to help our feathered friends through the cold snowy winter months that are both cheap and a fun craft for the full family to do. You don’t would like to go purchase a flowery bird feeder for our backyard friends. Here are some things you can try.
Take a plastic a pair of liter soda bottle, and fill nearly to the high with bird seed. Poke holes on every facet of the bottle at the same level, so you’ll be able to stick a twig all the approach through it, with ends protruding for perches. Once you have got the twig where you wish it, you can use your hot glue gun to place a very little glue around the opening to stay in place. You can do that at 2 different levels of the bottle. Then poke a lot of holes within the bottle nearby thus the birds can pull the seeds out. To hang the bottle from a branch, tie a heavy string or twine around the neck and place the cap back on the bottle.
You’ll take an recent pin tin and set it on a flat prime tree trunk or suspend it using a hanging plant container that the pie tin fits in. Punch drainage holes in it and fill with bird seed mixture. Check online to determine which quite birds are interested in which seed, and fill accordingly to what you would prefer to attract. In the event that it rains or snows, create sure you remove the previous feed, wipe down the feeder and replace it with new.
You can stick items of recent bread, doughnuts, or perhaps half an orange on a twiggy branch of a tree. You may soon see that this will conjointly attract birds. Orioles especially just like the oranges.
If you happen to possess any recent baby food jars lying round the house tie a string round the neck of the jar and fill with orange juice. It can tilt when hung. Apparently enough, Orioles love this and will perch on the rim to drink the juice.
Of course birds are continuously grateful for simply plain bread crumbs scattered on the ground. You’ll be able to also string popcorn and cranberries, and pieces of oranges or apples on raffia and tie the garlands between two branches.
Another fun activity for the full family to try to to is to make peanut butter and bird seed pine cones. These are pretty simple to try to to and all in all not too messy! Large pine cones work best for this project.
Melt one cup of lard or Crisco in a very plastic bowl within the microwave. Add 1 one/a pair of cups of swish peanut butter and blend the mixture together well. Enable the mixture to face for 5-ten minutes.
Next add one cup of corn meal and one cup of bird seed to the mixture and stir along till it is well mixed.
Tie a chunk of twine or heavy string to the prime of the pine cone. Make positive the twine is long enough to tie to a tree branch, which it will dangle freely.
This is the messy part–press the peanut butter mixture into the openings of the pine cone. Be positive the entire pine cone is covered within the bird seed and peanut butter mixture. Droop the pine cones on the tree branches. It will not take long before our feathered friends notice your outside eatery and return to enjoy its contents. And I am certain if they might speak, they might all tell you Thanks 1,000,000!
Suzanne Hallabrin is an avid crafter and friend to the animals. She likes to pass tips, tricks and suggestions on to others who love animals too.