DIY Bird Feeders

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 for 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.

DIY Bird Feeders

DIY Bird Feeders

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It is really simple, a fun little activity for kids to do, and then an excuse to get outside.

How to make DIY Bird Feeders

Mix the water and gelatin together, not over heat, until it dissolves. Once dissolves heat over medium heat, until it begins to simmer.

DIY Bird Feeders

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.

DIY Bird Feeders

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.

DIY Bird Feeders

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.

DIY Bird Feeder

Hubby is now thinking we should do more for the rest of the yard.

DIY Bird Feeder

Bird Feeders

Make some different shaped bird feeders for the birds visiting your backyard all year long.

Materials

  • 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups bird seed

Tools

  • pot
  • cookie cutters

Instructions

    1. Mix the water and gelatin together, not over heat, until it dissolves. Once dissolves heat over medium heat, until it begins to simmer.
    2. 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.
    3. Spoon into the bird feeders, packing it down a bit to make sure you get it full.
    4. *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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
DIY Bird Feeders

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