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Make a bird feeder

As winter rounds the seasonal corner, bringing along chilly winds and a frosty glaze that seems to constantly cover our grass, the number of birds populating our gardens decreases because it becomes harder for them to find food in those conditions. What exactly does this mean? It means that birds are much more likely to visit your garden if there is a regular food source available, so give them a reason to come back by creating a bird feeder with your child.

TOLO top tips :

  • Cut around the front section of an empty OMO Handwash Laundry Liquid bottle. Tie a small rope or string around the top of the bottle and proceed to hang it from a large bush or medium sized tree. Pour a little bit of bird seed into the bottom of the bottle and wait for the birds to come in droves.
  • Cut a small hole into the side of the remaining three sides of the bottle, and push three sticks or cylindrical pieces of wood through the holes. These sticks will give the birds small perches to rest and eat on.

Give your new bird feeder a fresh lick of colourful paint to attract the birds to it.