Make a Butterfly Feeder
Attract these beautiful pollinators to your garden, and supplement their diet with fresh cut fruit!
You will need:
· a plastic lid or planter saucer
· hole puncher
· yarn or wire (the wire is sturdier and won’t fray but if you don’t have any, yarn will do)
· old fruit
- Take the hole puncher and put four holes in your lid or saucer along the sides, evenly spaced. Poke a few small holes with some scissors in the middle of the lid so rain water can drain out if needed.
- Cut four pieces of yarn or wire of equal length. Tie one end of the yarn or wire through the holes in the lid.
- Add many colourful beads on each piece of yarn or wire to make your feeder look beautiful just like the butterflies that will use it.
- Once you have added as many beads as you’d like, tie all the yarn or wire pieces together.
- Cut up some old fruit that you no longer want to eat and add it to your butterfly feeder.
- Find a nice place to hang your feeder. Cut a long piece of yarn or wire and tie it to the other strings. Use this piece to hang the feeder.
- Now wait and watch to see what sort of lovely critters show up!
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