By far the simplest way of making skewer fillers is to use a length of rope, make a loop to slide onto the skewer, and fill with any matter of items.
Time for us to continue to fill our skewers! Today’s design is super simple: just some balsa blocks on a pine (or similar) base!
What’s a skewer filler, exactly? The first time I remember hearing about them was on Avian Avenue when a member there, saroj12, brought the idea up to the vendors there. The idea is that it’s a small part of a toy that is made to be strung up onto a stainless steel skewer. It is a safer option that eliminates things that can pose potential threats to our birds such as loose ropes or chains. It also can be a good alternative for birds that quickly undo or snip through other toys. Aside from that, it’s a fun way to make toys that are easy to make and refill! Here are some examples of skewer fillers that Crystal over at Crystal’s Bird Toys makes: