Did you know that February is national bird feeding month? Probably not. But I did because I have a bird crazy kid who lives at my house. Remember when we drove up HWY 101 and had to hit all the bird watching spots? Yep. We know all about birds at our house :)
For the past couple of years we have talked about making bird feeders but just never got to it. This year we decided to make it a priority. It is really simple to do, so I feel silly we took so long to do it.
I had read on several sites that you should use plain gelatin. I used two of the little packs from the box (I used the Knox brand) and added 1 cup of water. I heated it in the microwave and then added the bird seed. I didn't want it to be too runny but I think I ended up adding a little bit too much because the more delicate cookie cutter shapes didn't hold up as well as the chunkier ones did.
I added the seed mixture to snowflake cookie cutters and to snowflake silicone molds. Place a straw into them to create a hole. Let them sit overnight to dry.
I really love my Snowflake Silicone Mold. You can get them on Amazon. (affiliate link)
We had fun hanging them all over the yard. The boys got out the binoculars and waited for birds to come. They sat for over an hour (getting along and happy) watching and chatting about birds. It was fun to make them and it provided an activity after as well. Win, win.
Do you have any bird lovers at your house? Have you ever made bird feeders? I had considered making the peanut butter ones and wonder if the birds might like them better. If you have experience with either kind I would love to hear!
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