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How to Make Easy DIY Bird Feeders

By: Caylin Harris
June 30, 2020

A sweet treat birds are sure to tweet about.

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This One's for the Birds!

Turn arts-and-crafts time into meal prep for your feathered friends (not to mention some lucky squirrels and chipmunks). These easy-to-make seed ornaments will let your kids delight in the sensory delight of sticky birdseed, while encouraging them to help animals. Unlike a typical bird feeder, these easy crafts look like ornaments and are cute enough to serve as decor when the little birds aren’t getting their fill.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • 2 cups birdseed
  • Skewers
  • String or ribbon

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Step One: Dissolve Gelatin

Bring ½ cup of water to a slow boil and add in your gelatin packets, stir until the gelatin powder dissolves completely. Remove from stove and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.

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Step Two: Prep the Components

Using your nonstick spray, lightly grease your cookie cutters. Place them on a baking sheet covered with a piece of wax paper. Separately, stir your birdseed into the slightly cooled gelatin mixture.

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