Butterfly feeders

Learn how to create a butterfly feeder for your garden.

Publication date:
27 March 2020
Date range:
March 2020 - ongoing

Creating a butterfly feeder

What you will need:

  • 1 small shallow container with a rim
  • 4 pieces of garden twine
  • Scissors
  • Photos of butterfly's/nature from magazines
  • PVA glue
  • Sugar water
  • Small sponge to fit the bottom of your bowl, we cut up some scouring sponges
  • Place sponges into container

What to do

  • Use the scissors to make four holes equal distance around the bowl. 
  • Cut our images from a magazine
  • Glue the images around the sides of the container. Then whilst the glue is drying pass the four  lengths of string through the four holes in the rim and secure with a small knot atop.
  • Making sugar water: add 2 parts boiling water to 1 part sugar, dissolve and let cool. 
  • Take the sponge and dip it in the sugar water, soaking it up, then place inside the bottom of the container
  • Hang in the garden on a tree

Created by Polly Dawe, Occupational therapist, Liberty Care LTD.