How to make bird seed cakes

Bird seed cake

Feed the birds in your garden this winter with these birdseed cakes.

This simple ‘recipe’ is a great crafting activity for the winter holidays, and will have the whole family bird watching at the window once they’re served to the wildlife in the garden.


What you’ll need:

  • Wild bird seed
  • Lard
  • Cookie cutters
  • Paper straws
  • Tray
  • Twine
  • Scissors



Step 1.

Chop up the lard and, using your hands, squidge it up with the birdseed until you get a sticky ball


Step 2.

Press the mixture into your cookie cutter shapes






Step 3.

Cut up some lengths of paper straws, make a hole in the mixture and push the straw in – you’ll thread the twine through this.





Step 4.

Put the cakes in the fridge for 2 hours – push them out of the cutters and thread with twine.





Step 5.

Hang them in your garden trees and watch the birds enjoy their winter treat!

You can also watch a video or download a pdf guide for this craft.

Download a PDF guide

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