Cookie Cutter Birdfeeders

in Mar 15, 2015
Its time for our second craft in our National Craft Month series of sustainable crafts led by our crafty contributor, Lindsay, from You are the Roots blog.
This is a great way to get crafty with your little ones. 

Materials needed:
- birdseed
- water
- flour
- 1 small envelope gelatin
- honey
- vegetable or olive oil
- cookie cutters
- string or twine

1. Lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper. Using a small amount of vegetable or olive oil on a paper towel, grease the inside of each cookie cutter.

2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the 1/2c water, 3/4c flour, 1 envelope gelatin and 3 tablespoons honey until combined.

3. Add 4 cups of birdseed and mix well until combined.

4. Using your hands (for a great sensory experience for the kids), push the birdseed mixture into the greased cookie cutters laid out on the wax paper. Be sure to pack them tightly.

5. Using a straw or other rounded object (we used a nearby birthday candle), push holes into each cookie cutter birdseed ornament.

6. Allow ornaments to harden. They work best when left to harden overnight.

7. The next morning (or 7-8 hours later), gently push birdseed ornaments from the cookie cutters. Use twine or string to hang the birdfeeders onto tree branches.

We hung our birdfeeders on several trees around our house, including trees in front of the window so we could watch the birds come by to eat!

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