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Bird Seed Ornaments

Bird Seed Ornaments

Bird Seed Ornaments

Disclaimer: Handstand Kitchen recommends you have a set of molds specifically for crafts and another for baking. Please do not use the same mold for both crafting and baking, in order to avoid any potential health risks. 

 

 

Thank you LITTLE BINS, LITTLE HANDS for such a cute idea!! https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/how-to-make-birdseed-feeder-ornaments-with-gelatin/

 

Tools & Ingredients


  • ½ cup of cold water
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 packets of gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons of corn syrup
  • 2 ½ cups of bird seed, “Country Mix” shown here
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Straws cut in 2” pieces
  • Parchment paper
  • Twine or another kind of string (biodegradable if possible!)


Instructions

 1. First, you want to mix the gelatin with a half cup of cold water until it’s all dissolved!
2. Now add a half cup of boiling water (adult help required) to the bowl, and stir it slowly until its completely dissolved.
3. Next, add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and again, stir until dissolved.
4. Mix in the birdseed. Keep mixing until the gelatin/ corn syrup mixture evenly coats each seed. Let this rest for a couple of minutes if the mixture seems watery.
5. Spoon the seed mixture into Handstand Kitchen cookie cutters. (
Fill the cookie cutters about half way and use a small piece of parchment paper to press the seeds firmly into the mold)

6. Fill the cookie cutter to the top & press again.

7. To make a hole for your twine, push the straw into the birdseed. Leave plenty of room between the straw and the edge. Press around the straw to ensure the seeds will hold shape around the hole.
8. Place the cookie cutters in the fridge to set overnight. Once set, remove the cookie cutters by gently pushing at the edges until it falls out, taking extra care with detailed cookie cutters.

9. Pop the straws out & thread the twine.

10. Your bird feeder is ready to hang outside. You want to make sure you hang it near other branches so the birds have a place to rest while eating!