A sensory activity that engages with natural ingredients and different textures.
It can also be used as a learning opportunity as it is important to feed our feathered friends in winter as they find it harder to find food. Assistance may be needed for melting the fat and pouring it, this can also be done in the microwave. Coconut oil melts at low temperatures so is better to use if you are worried about spilling.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative and sensory activity that helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and different textures while supporting independent choice.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Coconut oil or lard
- Bird seed mix
- Saucepan (or microwave and microwave safe dish)
- Rinsed out yoghurt pot
- Skewer or chopstick