According to the journal Nature Communications, more than half of British homeowners feed the birds in their gardens, supporting more than 133 different species. Having a bird feeder in your garden is a great way to kids get to watch and learn all about the local area, and maybe sit still and quiet for 10 minutes!

Attract birds to your garden with these simple feeder ideas. They’re cheap, easy and the birds love them too!

It’s important to note that when planning to attract birds into your garden, you need to consider cats & squirrels in the area. Try and hang the feeder up high and away from fences & walls.

Make a bird feeder

What you will need:

  • 250g Bird seed mix
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 8 Tbsp Water
  • 3 Tsp Golden Syrup
  • Drinking straw
  • Kitchen twine or string for hanging
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Tray with parchment paper

How we did it:

  • Mix it all together and then press out on a piece of baking paper about 2cm thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter cut the birdseed layer and remove the excess from the cutter.
  • Now, using a drinking straw cut out a hole at the top then gently remove the cutter.
  • Leave to dry overnight on the baking paper.
  • The next day gently flip it over and let the other side dry.
  • When dry use a length of string and feed through the hole at the top.
  • Hang where birds can perch to feed.

We love being in our garden (when weather permits!), there is so much for the children to learn. This is a great way for the kids to have fun through hands-on learning and play, without leaving the garden.

Have fun!