Spring is here and warmer days are approaching. What better way to enjoy the season than with a fun craft that will let your child explore science and nature at the same time. A great thing about this bird feeder is that it will continue to bring joy even after you finish it. You can hang the bird feeder in a spot in your yard where you and your children can enjoy it and watch the birds eat.
- Bird Seed
- Cookie Cutters
- Mixing Bowl
- Parchment Paper or Baking Sheet
Start by pouring your pack of gelatin into the mixing bowl. Next, you will add 1/4 cup of boiling water and mix until the gelatin powder is completely dissolved. Now it will be time to add in around 3/4 of bird seed into the bowl. You can double or triple this amount if you would like to make a larger batch! After adding the bird seed mix all the ingredients together. Note, the mixture will not solidify right away, just be sure to mix it enough so that the gelatin is well incorporated.
Now it is time to fill your molds, cookie-cutter or silicon molds work best. You can lay down parchment paper or use a cookie tray to work on. Scoop out your mixture with a spoon and spread it into thin layers, pressing down firmly as you go. You want to be sure to fill all the nooks and crannies! During this step, you can also create a hole for when you are ready to thread a string through in order to hang the feeder or just use a needle. Now that you have your molds filled you will leave them for a few hours till they harden or you can pop them in the fridge to expedite the process.
After they harden, pop the bird seed out of the molds. Now all you need to do is add a string! If you punched out a hole while making the molds you can thread it through or you can use a needle.
Once you add the string your bird feeders will be ready to hang for the birds to enjoy!
These homemade bird feeders will look so cute hanging in the yard and the kids are sure to enjoy watching the birds come to enjoy a treat! The great thing about using the cookie-cutter is that you can customize the feeders to be anything that your children would like!
We hope you enjoyed this DIY bird feeder craft! The best part about this activity is that it’s a great way to get the family together to explore nature. Be sure to follow along on our blog for a new Kid’s Kitchen Time idea every Saturday!