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Butterfly garden cane topper – bird scarer

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Butterfly garden cane topper - bird scarer

Butterfly garden cane topper – bird scarer

We have been so excited to grow our own strawberries this year, but it has been a bit of a race to get there before the slugs do. When the birds also started eating them and getting to the strawberries before we did, Ted and I thought enough was enough and decided to take action. We made these butterfly garden cane toppers to scare away the birds – and – they worked. They flap in the wind and I think this must put off the birds and we have got to the strawberries before the birds do, which is just great.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Water bottle
  • Plastic shopping bag
  • Scissors
  • Cello-tape
  • Paper
  • Felt tip pen

How we made them

  1. I drew and cut out a basic shape of a butterfly in paper
  2. We chose a really colourful plastic bag
  3. Ted drew around the butterfly template onto the plastic bag with a felt tip pen
  4. Cut out butterfly shape from plastic bag – we cut out two shapes per butterfly so that the wings would flap and make a sound
  5. Stick butterfly shapes onto either side of plastic bottle
  6. Cut out handle from bag and cut into two length ways and stick onto top of butterfly to make antennae
  7. The butterfly is ready to go onto of a cane in your garden
  8. Drawing round butterfly template

    Drawing round butterfly template

    Cutting out butterfly

    Cutting out butterfly

    Cutting out butterfly

    Cutting out butterfly

    Sticking butterfly to bottle

    Sticking butterfly to bottle

    Sticking on antenae

    Sticking on antennae

     

2 thoughts on “Butterfly garden cane topper – bird scarer

  1. This is lovely idea) Thanks for to this website:)

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