With summer on its way, kids will soon be home from school and looking for entertainment. We’ve got the perfect thing: A DIY kid-friendly bird feeder. They are super easy to make using items you probably already have around your house.
The best part is that your kids can customize their bird feeders into whatever shapes they want using cookie cutters! Your kids will enjoy making them and the birds will thank you for the tasty snack.
– 1 small envelope of gelatin
– ¼ cup water
– Small saucepan or pot
– ¾ cup birdseed (use small bird seed mix)
– Cookie cutters
– Wax paper
– Twine or string
1. Mix the gelatin and the ¼ cup water in the small saucepan or pot. Bring this mixture to a simmer while stirring; continue stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
2. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
3. Stir in the ¾ cup bird seed; add more seed if desired.
4. Lay cookie cutters – the shape is your choice! – on wax paper and fill halfway with the seed mixture. Insert a straw where you would like the hole to be. The hole will be where you tie the string to hang the feeder from a tree.
5. Allow the mixture to cool and the gelatin to take shape. (You can put them in the freezer for faster results).
6. Once the shape has cooled, you may remove the mold and the straw. Put your string or twine through the hole, and hang the bird feeder on a tree.
You and your little ones can check to see which of your feathered friends stop by for a feast. If your feeder is particularly popular with the birds, share it on social media using #randminternational. Have fun!