Make a spooky Halloween bird feeder

This Halloween bird feeder is an easy and fun way to help our garden birds as the nights draw in and temperatures continue to drop.

What will you need:

  • An orange
  • Bird seed (substitute for raisins, mealworms etc if you have a nut allergy)
  • Suet fat or lard
  • Marker pen
  • String
  • A skewer or pencil

How to make your spooky bird feeder:

  1. Cut your orange in half.
  2. Scoop out the orange flesh.
  3. Mix the lard and the seed in a bowl.
  4. Make a small hole near the edge of the orange and thread a piece of string through.
  5. Pack the orange halves with the seed mixture.
  6. Draw a spooky face on the orange.
  7. Hang outside on a tree or branch for the birds.


Watch this video to help you out:


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This activity was created as part of our annual Halloween celebrations at

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre.

Time to complete


Suitable for age

Associated wildlife

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Expressive Arts (Art and design; participation in performances; drama)

Sciences (Ecology, biology, natural history, planet Earth topic)

Numeracy and Mathematics (Number and measure)

Social Studies (People, place and environment)

Health and Wellbeing


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