It's for the Birds... Coconut Oil Feeders

Sweet valentines for our feathery friends

Over the years, we’ve made many Valentine’s Day crafts and one of our favourites was crafted not for best pals, but for our backyard feathery friends. Why not share some love with your neighbourhood birds this month by making them some heart-shaped and heart-felt feeders?

These feeders are a cinch to whip up and can provide hours of entertainment as you watch your local winter bird families nibble away at your gifts.

Print out and colour or paint these printable valentines that your kiddos can gift to their human buddies as well! To make an extra special valentine, package up the ingredients for making the feeders in a mason jar, string on a heart shaped cookie cutter and add a printable tag.


Coconut Oil Birdseed Feeders


Ingredients + Materials

  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • 1. 5 cups black oil sunflower seed
  • 1/2 cup organic cracked corn
  • cookie cutters
  • spoon
  • tray
  • string

Note: Parents of little ones with a peanut allergies (or those crafting with children who aren’t your own and might have an allergy) please note that almost all the birdseed I looked at had peanuts or ‘may contain nuts or peanuts’ warnings. 


Bird feeders with simple, natural ingredients



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for 30-60 minutes to partially solidify the oil.
  3. Stir the mixture and scoop into cookie cutters, smoothing out on top.
  4. Place a pencil crayon, pencil, or stick in the feeder to create a hole that will be used to hang the feeder.
  5. Set in the fridge for another hour before adding the string and hanging outside.

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