Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Critter Buffet

Nom Nom Nom - Critters Need Yummy Snacks Too!

Seeds...Fill The Trays...Frozen Seed Treats...Ready For The Critters To Enjoy!

So lucky me!  Our new home is a virtual critter sanctuary and everyone knows I LOVE CRITTERS!  With winter upon us and snow quickly piling up outside, I worry about all of the cute little squirrels, birds and rabbits who frequent our yard and trees.

I found a fun activity in a kids magazine last year and decided to give it a go.  Basically you take an ice cube tray (I got mine at Forever 21 for $4.00 and it's shaped like stars) some bird seed and or nuts, some water and some string...and VOILA!  A critter buffet fit for all the little kings & queens of critterville who reside in my backyard. This is something fun, easy and quick you can do to help the animals during the winter. 

These are great treats that the animals can nibble on while they are still frozen or as the weather warms a bit the ice will begin to melt and drop the seeds onto the ground for the critters to find.

Place the ice cube tray on a plate for easy transfer to the freezer...Pour the bird seed into the ice cube tray (a little over half full)

Seeds, Ice Cube Tray & Plate
Pour seeds into try

I used my regular feed that I put 
into my bird feeders year can use nuts (shelled) or any feed that you may have lying around.

I make the treats for the squirrels, birds and rabbits..or any critter that needs a snack. I don't discriminate, I love all critters the same! 

Just make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching any feeder or surface where birds may have been! 

Leave room for the water!!

Ready for the water!

Pour some water into the ice cube tray until the water line almost hits the top edge and the seeds begin to float

Take your pre cut string (I used some friendship bracelet cord) but you can use ANY string or ribbon..or if you want to just sit the snacks around your yard you can leave the string out) push the string down into the bird seed.  You can also take one long piece of string and run it across the length of the ice cube tray so that you are able to string 2, 4, 6 or 8 feed cubes from one branch to the next. (See Below)

Add your string or ribbon...or leave it out if you prefer!  They're YOUR snack whatcha like! 

Place the critter snacks into the freezer and let them freeze until done

Take the critter snacks out of the freezer, pop them into a bowl and take them outside to hang on the trees and place around your yard.

Frozen snack treats ready for nibblin'

Sit back and enjoy the critter show as they eat the yummy snacks you've made for them!

Thank you Angi...eeeek eeek eeek!!

Let me know if you make some snack treats for the critters in your yard!  I'd love to see your creations.  And remember..ALWAYS be kind to ALL animals and teach your children to do the same! 



  1. That squirrel is too cute and I love the feeders, you creative little bunny, you!

    1. Thank you!!! I saw this in a kids magazine and HAD to try it...I keep making them daily and every day the previous ones are *poof* GONE!


  2. such a cute and lovely idea!

    1. Thank you Jade! The critters all seem so happy & fat in my yard!

      Give it a try ;) - xx

  3. Than you ever so much for the lovely comment in my blog! It truly made my day!
    Georgia xx

  4. Aww this is really sweet, and they make great decorations for a winter garden too :D