Winter has now fully arrived and it finally brings a bit of snow to the Ruhr area. Since the food supply for wild birds in big cities and metropolitan areas is becoming increasingly sparse, Monsieur Milkbeard and I have thought about misusing ourdate-berry cookie cutter. That’s why today I’m showing you how you can make bird food with your children. Above all, it’s super easy, you can make it within a flash and the kids will definitely have a lot of fun.
For the DIY bird food you need:
- Cookie cutter
- Coconut fat
- Bird food
- Aluminum foil
Before you start, you should make sure that the coconut fat has room temperature. Because it should not be too liquidly and also not too hard, otherwise it cannot be processed well. A creamy consistency is the optimum.
The first step is to mix the coconut fat and the bird food together. It is completely up to you how much you use each time.
Mix everything well together. In the next step, the cookie cutters are wrapped with aluminium foil.
Now the cookie cutter gets stuffed with the bird food mixture.
Now the stuffed cookie cutters go into the freezer for an hour.
Now that the mass has become firm, you can remove the cookie cutters by carefully pushing on them. Then you take a wooden skewer and make a hole for a thread.
Finally, a thread is pulled through the hole in order to hang it up.
Your DIY bird feeder hangers made from cookie cutters are ready now. Now we just have to find a suitable place in the garden to hang it. Monsieur Milkbeard also insists on placing a bird feeder hanger directly in front of his window to better observe the birds.
By the way, bird researchers are currently discussing whether feeding wild birds should not be permitted all year round. Since there are many votes in favor of this, the DIY bird food can be implemented not only during the winter season.
I’m curious how you like the alternative handcrafting idea with the date-berry cookie cutters and wish you a lot of fun doing it too!
Love and Selam
In case you are looking for anothercreative activity that can be implemented in the winter time with children, take a look at our winterly window decorations and let yourself get inspired.