We are taking the Valentine’s Day love outdoors today. I’ve had a bag of birdseed sitting on the kitchen counter for a few weeks now. We had fun making and filling our little pumpkin bird feeders, but I have been wanting to make a cookie cutter bird feeder for a while now. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought what better time to share some love with our over-wintering birds. This recipe is super simple to make and the kids were amazed when it all came together…they had their doubts.
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Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder
Dissolve gelatine in a pot of simmering water. Stir until completely dissolved.
Pour gelatine water into a large bowl with the birdseed. Stir until the birdseed is completely coated and wet. You may need to add a little more birdseed, depending on how absorbent your birdseed blend is. * Make sure you use birdseed that is appropriate for outdoor birds that live in your area*
Poke a hole in the birdseed cookie with the toothpick – this hole is where the string will go.
Once dried, gently slide the birdseed cookie out of the cookie cutter and feed the string through the hole. I used a large cross stitch needle to feed the string through…feel free to simply poke the string through.