How to Make Bird Snacks


Suet Bell Bird Snacks
Remove the yogurt container and hang the suet bell from a tree. (Step 6)
Remove the yogurt container and hang the suet bell from a tree. (Step 6)

All types of birds will love these tasty Suet Bell Bird Snacks.

What You'll Need:

  • Birdseed
  • Dried fruit
  • Bread crumbs
  • Suet
  • Lard or fat drippings
  • Yogurt container
  • String

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.

Ask an adult to melt the suet in a saucepan. (Step 3)
Ask an adult to melt the suet in a saucepan. (Step 3)

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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