Please note that these loo roll bird feeders use nuts.

I love it when an activity we do is totally spontaneous and child lead. On the walk home from school with YC the other day we were eating some yummy banana bread as a snack and she kept dropping crumbs on the floor as we walked. I asked her what she was doing and she said she was leaving food for the birds as they might be hungry. This lead to us talking about how bread isn’t actually very good for the birds, sure they love to eat it, but it has no nutritional value for them. We talked about what would be better to feed them with and YC immediately asked if we could feed the birds at home.

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You will need:

  • Loo roll tube
  • Peanut butter
  • Variety of seeds and nuts
  • Fruit
  • Knife
  • String
  • Bowl

Loo Roll Bird Feeder

Completely cover the loo roll with a thick layer of peanut butter. From previous experience the chunky variety is really difficult to spread. I would definitely recommend smooth peanut butter instead.

Loo Roll Bird Feeder

When it is covered roll it around in some seeds and nuts. We used bird feed but peanuts, sunflower seeds, millet, and pumpkin seeds are all good. I would highly recommend going to the RSPB website for more ideas about what seeds are best.

Then hang up the rolls using strings in your garden and sit back and watch the little birds come to eat.

Loo Roll Bird Feeder

Hard to see but there is a little blue tit sitting on it having a peck at it.

On January 27-29 the RSPB is holding the big garden birdwatch so this loo roll bird feeder would be great to help encourage birds into your garden for it. For more details check out this link.

If you liked this loo roll bird feeder be sure to check out these other birdseed feeder.

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Use the inside of a loo roll to make a bird feeder. Help give nature a home.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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