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How to make a hanging bird feeder with coconut oil

Get stuck in and create a simple hanging bird feeder packed full of nutrients and high fat for gorgeous garden birds.

What you will need:

  • 8 tbsp Nature Nurture Kids Bird Food

  • 6 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (no added sugar or salt)

  • Small cookie cutters

  • Natural string

  • Pencil

Step 1

With the help of a grown up, carefully melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on a medium to low heat.

Step 2

Once the coconut oil has melted, add the peanut butter and stir to combine.

Step 3

Pour the coconut and peanut mixture into a large bowl over the bird seed mix. Stir thoroughly.

Step 4

Make sure the mixture has cooled a little. Using your hands or a spoon, load your cookie cutter with the seed mix. Make sure to push firmly onto the mixture, compacting it tight.

Step 5

Once full, use a pencil to push a hole through the top centre, wriggle it around a little to make sure the hole is big enough for the string to be attached.

Step 6

Allow the mixture to completely cool and solidify in the cookie cutters, the best place is in a fridge.

Step 7

Once solid, gently ease the seed mix from the cookie cutter. Cut a length of string and thread it through the hole, tying the ends together.

Step 8

Find a shaded spot outside and hang onto a branch of a tree or anywhere safe and easily accessible by birds.

TIP: Always make sure there is a source of fresh water available near your feeders, so the birds can quench their thirst whilst they feed!


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