Posts Tagged ‘winter’

jam jar lid, lump of air drying clay and bits of nature from the farm

a stick, dried in the polytunnel, sprayed white, hold drilled through for the nose, pipecleaners, pen and some ribbon

chunky stick, dried, sprayed white, hole drilled through the top, orange sticky paper, pen and ribbon

Simple Bird Feeder

Find a pine cone, put it by the fire or a radiator for a couple of days. The pine cone will open up, as it will be tricked into thinking conditions are warm and dry enough for seed dispersal. Tie a piece of wool onto one end of the cone. Little fingers can then squish dried fruit into the cone. Once the cone is full of dried fruit, smear a layer of lard or peanut butter all over the cone. Tie onto a tree and watch the birds enjoy the food.