FINDING STUFF to keep kids amused on dull winter days can be a challenge, which is why this wild bird feed making kit is such a winner. Not only will your children enjoy creating a range of tasty treats that will attract wild birds to the garden, they will also be able to watch their new feathered friends tucking in.

The kit contains all you need to make cupcakes with a difference – and you don’t even have to turn the oven on. Simply combine the bird seed with the ‘magic mix’, add water and divide the mixture between the cupcake cases. Decorate and allow to dry before placing outside. A mixing bowl and wooden spoon are also included, along with rice paper decorations, two cookie cutters and a fillable feeding log. Refill kits also available.

* Me & My Birds Wild Bird Feed Making Kit, from £9.95, from selected stockists, visit  Tel. 01666 505333 for details