It’s spring time and while the weather is horrible and Ameli is young, I see no reason why not to get her as involved in nature as possible. We have a garden which is pretty small and currently overgrown, but pretty full of animals – if by animals you’ll accept squirrels, a variety of birds and the neighbourhood cats.

Last summer I planted lavender all around the garden to attract bees and pollination. Also, because I love, love, love crystallized lavender for baking. If you see how overgrown our garden is, it must have worked! (That’s a joke.) This year we decided we needed some bird feeders, but on a budget, so here’s what we did!

You’ll need:

  • Two cups bird seed
  • A packet of unflavoured gelatine
  • Moulds
  • String

    What to do:

  1. Follow the instructions for melting the gelatine
  2. Mix in with the seeds
  3. We stuffed the mixture tightly into cookie moulds. Half fill the mould, and lay down the two ends of string, then cover with more seed mix.
  4. Leave to dry for a good 24 hours
  5. Gently pop the shapes out of the moulds
  6. Hang around the garden.


How To: Make Bird Feeders For The Garden

  1. My kids will love this. The only problem we have is when we hang bird feeders in the trees they always get taken over by ants. 🙁

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