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Winter Craft Projects - Nature Crafts - Winter Food Cakes for the Birds

If you live where the winter temperatures stay below zero until spring, then you are aware how difficult it is for the birds to find enough to eat. You can help these feathered friends by creating them birdfood cakes to hang out on the tree or bush branches. It not only helps them survive, but it is also fun to watch the birds while they are eating. These stay firm when the temperatures outside are really cold. Hang close to a branch so the birds can hold on to the branch while eating their treat. An alternative is to put the cake in a onion netting which also holds the cake nicely together.

 

 

Basic Christmas Craft Ideas - Winter Bird Food for Outdoors

For this project you will need:

- 200 grams or a little more of shortning or plant
  grease. More grease is firmer and holds the seeds
  better than less grease.
- 200 grams of birdfood mixture (birdseed, sunflower
  seeds, chopped nuts, oats, coconut flakes, raisins,
  etc...
- two cleaned and dried yoghurt cups
- long metal hook, ribbon or netting material
- scissors
- ribbon for hanging

Instructions:

1. Heat the shortning in a pot until it just melts. Add the birdfood mixture to the liquid and stir thoroughly.
2. Fill each of the yoghurt cups and insert a hook in the center of each cup while the mixture is still wet. The hook will normally hold on its own. You may also choose to use a ribbon for hanging. Just knot one end and insert the knotted end in the wet mixture.... or insert nothing and use a netting material to hold the food cake when solid.
3. Store the cups either outside (if the temperatures are cold) or in the refrigerator until the shortning hardnens and the mixture is very solid.
4. Cut the yoghurt cup away from the birdfood cake.
5. Tie a ribbon to the hook and hang on a branch.

Bird eating winter bird food cakes 2
As an alternative, you can also place the cakes in a netting and hang it from a branch. The netting holds the cake longer and the birds can hold on to it easier while trying to eat. Here you see a bird enjoying his meal!

 

 

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A Selection of Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Candle and Wreath Centerpiece
Winter Food Cakes for the Birds
Natural Evergreen Centerpiece
Clay Pot Bird Feeder
Evergreen Wreath
Christmas Potpourri Centerpiece
Pinecone Wreath
Christmas Floral Decoration
Advent Wreath for the Table
Hay Star Decoration
Christmas or Advent Centerpiece
Floral Moss Covered Ball Ornament
Christmas Door Wreath
Christmas Door Wreath in Copper Color
Potpourri Christmas Wreath

 

 

 

 

 

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