Bird Feeders

One of our most favorite things to do during the summer is have craft days with the kids.
So we are happy to be sharing what we made recently.
The kids thought they were fun to make (so did we) and they turned out so cute!!

Bird Feeders

what you'll need:
  • 3/4 cup birdseed (we got the seed for small birds at wal-mart)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small envelope of knox gelatine
  • twine or string
  • cookie cutters, molds or mason jar lids
  • wax paper
what you'll do:
  • mix together the envelope of gelatine with 1/4 cup of water and bring to a simmer while stirring. continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved.
  • remove from heat and let cool for a minute.
  • stir in the 3/4 cup birdseed. adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan.
  • lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the birdseed mixture.

  • cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your birdseed.
  • continue filling with birdseed, covering the end of your twine and knot.
  • push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it's full.

  • allow them to dry overnight. turning them over every now and then.
  • remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees.
  • then wait by the window to watch for your first guest.

this post was originally shared on Design Dazzle as part of their Summer Camp series.

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