We were inspired to make bird feeders out of cookie cutters from a blog called Eighteen25. It’s a quick and simple project to do with the kids, and you’ll get lots of visitors that are fun to watch.
- 1 cup birdseed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 small envelope of unflavored gelatin
- Ribbon, twine, string, or yarn
- Cookie cutters
- Wax paper
- Cookie sheet
First add an envelope of unflavored gelatin to a pot.
Then add 1/4 cup of water and bring it to a simmer, while stirring, until all the gelatin is dissolved.
Next add 1 cup of birdseed to a bowl. The original recipe called for 3/4 cup (hence why my kids are only holding 1/4 cup of birdseed in the picture), but we still had quite a bit of liquid at the bottom after stirring, so we added another 1/4 cup.
The mixture is really sticky, so take the back of your spoon to make sure the mixture is packed really tightly, and to smooth out the top.
Allow the mixture to dry inside the cookie cutters overnight. Then slowly slide them out of the cookie cutters, remove the straws and string ribbon through them to hang on your tree. I had a little trouble stringing the ribbon through the hole, so I used a bamboo skewer to help push it through.
Just an FYI…we were only able to make two ornaments from this recipe. So depending on how many ornaments you want to make, you might want to double or triple the recipe.