Homemade Bird Seed
- ¼ cup of vegetable shortening¼ cup of peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth)
- ¼ cup of flour
- i/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup of either cornmeal or oatmeal
How to make it!
- Mix together in a bowl:
- ¼ cup of vegetable shortening, ¼ cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of flour and 1 cup of either cornmeal or oatmeal.
- For more variety, add some millet, cracked corn or sunflower seeds.
- Put the mixture in a small mesh bag and tie it either on a tree branch or around the trunk of a tree. You can also use a butter knife to spread some of the mixture on the rough bark of a tree. Don’t apply too much to the tree bark.
- Spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of suet on the shady side of the tree so it won’t melt as much.
- If you hang the suet bag from a branch, woodpeckers may not be able to get to it. Woodpeckers prefer something solid, such as a tree limb, to hang onto when they eat.
- Remember to involve an adult when you make this recipe. Adults enjoy helping you mix up all the ingredients.