Suet Bell Bird Snacks
All types of birds will love these tasty Suet Bell Bird Snacks.
What You'll Need:
- Dried fruit
- Bread crumbs
- Lard or fat drippings
- Yogurt container
Step 1: Gather birdseed, bread crumbs, and dried fruit. These ingredients are the "filler" for this project. Step 2: Collect some suet, lard, or drippings from a roast or bacon. (You'll need about 1/2 pound of suet for every pound of filler.) Step 3: Ask an adult to melt the suet in a saucepan and mix in the filler. Let the mixture cool a little.
Step 4: Poke a small hole in the bottom of a yogurt container. Tie a knot in a length of string and pull the string about halfway through the hole. Make sure there are several inches of string inside the container and several inches outside.
Step 5: Have an adult pour the suet and filler mixture into the yogurt container. Leave it overnight to harden.
Step 6: Carefully remove the yogurt container. Use the string to hang the suet bell in a tree where birds gather.
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