The weather turned chilly and we got some snow here in Southeast Saskatchewan, I hate to say it but… finally. For the middle of December, we have had unusually warm and dry weather. We got to making some bird feeders fr all the birds taking up residence in our yard…
Despite the cats watching them from the windows, or maybe because they are only allowed to watch from the window.
It is really simple, a fun little activity for kids to do, and then an excuse to get outside.
DIY Bird Feeders
You only need three ingredients:
- 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 cups bird seed
Mix the water and gelatin together, not over heat, until it dissolves. Once dissolves heat over medium heat, until it begins to simmer.
Mix in your bird seed.
Use cooking spray to coat the inside of your cookie cutters, then place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Spoon into the bird feeders, packing it down a bit to make sure you get it full.
*The pot and the bird food doesn’t get too hot, the bird food barely gets warm, making it great for kids to do. If you are worried about the heat of the pot, you can always transfer it to another bowl.
Once your cookie cutters are full take a piece of straw and place it where you will have the string going through your feeder to hang.
Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set. They will slide out of the cookie cutters easily, as will the straw.
String twine through the hole and hang it up in a tree, or more.
I had forgotten to take pictures of our feeders after they went into the fridge, but above is a picture of one of them in one of our trees.
I got a picture! I am working on my photography skills, because what is the point of having a great camera if I’m not going to take great photos? I’m doing Project 365 on my own to get great photos. And here is a picture the bird feeder up close.
Hubby is now thinking we should do more for the rest of the yard.