How to make bird seed cakes
Feed the birds in your garden this winter with these Christmas inspired birdseed cakes.
This simple ‘recipe’ is a great crafting activity for the Christmas 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
- Cookie cutters
- Paper straws
Chop up the lard and, using your hands, squidge it up with the birdseed until you get a sticky ball
Press the mixture into your cookie cutter shapes
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.
Put the cakes in the fridge for 2 hours – push them out of the cutters and thread with twine.
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.