Monday, March 4, 2013

feed the birds!

It's still so cold outside!
And my sweet little one asked the other day how the birds live outside in the cold.
And that had me thinking...why not feed the birds!

A perfect craft to do with your small ones when it's still too cold to go and play at the park.
Hope you (all!) enjoy!

Birdseed Shapes
Makes 2-4, depending on how large your cookie cutters are.
1/4 cup water
1 envelope of gelatin
3/4 cup birdseed
Cookie cutters
Twine, string, or ribbon
Wax paper

Combine water and gelatin in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Let dissolve completely and then remove from heat for one minute.  Stir in birdseed, adding a bit more if you still see liquid at the bottom.  Lay out your cookie cutters on a piece of wax paper.  Fill a cookie cutter halfway, insert a twine loop (to hang), and continue filling to the top.  Press as much as you can (it's sticky!) and let dry for a day, turning over a couple times.  Hang (on the doorknob if you are too lazy/cold to walk all the way to a tree) and enjoy!

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