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Chinese New Year bird feeder

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With the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend and Chinese New Year Celebrations underway we have been busy making bird feeders for our feathered friends.

You will need:
Paper Cup
Sticker stars or decorations
Pipe Cleaner
Bird Seed

First we made some small holes in the side of the paper cup so we could thread the pipe cleaner through, make sure they are small so when it comes to putting our bird mix in, it doesn't leak out.

Then get creative! We loved gold and silver sparkly stars for our feeder but you can be as creative as your like.

Once you have finished your cup you need to mix bird feed and some melted lard (be careful as this can get very hot!) and pour into the cup. Let it cool and set in the fridge for a few hours.

Then hang your feeder out in the garden, somewhere high, safe from predators and visible to the birds. How many birds visit your bird feeder over the weekend? Check out for more information on the Big Garden Birdwatch.