Keeping the children entertained during the summer holiday can be expensive for parents but never fear. There are many free (or incredibly low cost) activities you can try including these recycled cardboard toilet or kitchen roll feeders for our feathered friends!
It may be a little messy but it's great fun and if your little ones love animals just as much as the Mini Mes do they too will enjoy watching the wildlife they attract.
- Pour some bird seed onto the plate and firmly press the roll on top, rotating it so it's entirely covered.
- Stand it on an end and leave it to set then repeat the process for any remaining rolls.
You can now slid the feeders onto bushes and branches outside or add a ribbon through each, tying the ends together, before hanging them onto trees.
If you have any excess seeds left over you can attempt to make a bottle feeder too. Ours was created by cutting two small holes in a plastic bottle and pushing a wooden spoon through for birds to sit on. The remaining seeds were poured into the top of the bottle before a hole was made in the lid, a ribbon was pushed through and tied then the lid replaced tightly.
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