Spring Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

By | May 17, 2013

Cookie Cuttier Bird Feeders
I don’t think I have ever been this excited for Spring before.  Our Winter has seemed to go on and on this year.  And I have to say I am not the only one who appears to feel this way, the birds and squirrels all seem to be very excited too!

So I thought it would be nice to make the birds some Spring Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders.  The girls and I all love watching the birds and these feeders help bring the birds around so we can watch them. I thought since it was Spring we would make them into flower and butterfly shapes.  My oldest daughter wanted to make one for her teacher so she made an apple one to give to her.

Since this was our first time making these I was not sure how many feeders we would get.  I planned for four but had enough of the mixture for five. We also learned that you really need to press the birdseed mixture into the cookie cutters so it is packed in really good, that makes them hold together better.

The birds loved them and we got to see several come and eat our special treats.  I added a picture below of one eating them.  My daughters teacher really loved hers too and I sure hope she gets to enjoy watching the birds eat it too!

Check out our SPRING  and KID CRAFTS boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas!

Supplies

3/4 cup birdseed
1/4 cup water
1 small envelope of knox gelatine
twine or string
cookie cutters
wax paper
Twine

Directions

Cut your twine and tie the ends in a knot.  (make one for each bird feeder you are making)
 Pour water into pot
 Add your knox gelatine to the water.
Bring to a simmer and continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved.
 Add your birdseed and mix
 Place your cookie cutters on wax paper
 Then fill the cookie cutter half way with your birdseed mixture
Place your twine on top of the birdseed mixture in the cookie cutter.  Then finish filling them with the birdseed mixture.
 Make sure you press the birdseed mixture down well then let them sit to dry.  Flip them over from time to time so they dry faster.
 Once dry take them out of the cookie cutters.
Now hang them from a tree for the birds
Enjoy watching the birds eat the treats you made!
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    1. Tracey Kite

      Thanks Marci! And yes it is, I just love watching all the birds and these brought quite a few out for us to watch! I LOVE SPRING!

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    These look beautiful! We did a pinecone bird feeder last year but I think this year, we should try your version! They just look too good! :)

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    1. Tracey Kite

      We have tried the pinecones ones too, they are easier but the peanut butter melts in the heat. So I thought these would work better with the warmer Spring temps and they held up great!

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    1. Tracey Kite

      Oh I bet the squirrels would love them. Our squirrels pretty much stay in our back yard so I feed the birds in my front. And you know I never thought about why they don’t come to the front to get the food, that is weird!

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  2. Nicolette Roux

    o I so have to make these! AND then get the kids some of those binoculars to watch the birds! Pinning

    Thanks for sharing with us at Pin It Tuesday! PowerfulMothering.com

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  3. Christie Daruwalla

    What a beautiful idea. It would look great hanging in the trees. I’ll be featuring your bird feeder on Thursdays Treasures this week.

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  4. Jen Nikolaus

    These are darling!!! What a great idea, my boys would love them! Pinning to make soon!

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  5. Theresa

    I am considering these as a Daisy project. How does the gelatin hold up in the heat? I am just trying to figure out when to do them. Of course not now in 20 degree temps but whether they need to be a spring time activity or can be done in summer.

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    1. wemadethat Post author

      Hi Theresa, They hold up better than the ones that use fat (peanut butter or lard) But I would not do them in the middle of summer. We did ours in May so it was late Spring and they held up fine, however they did not last long because the birds ate them up in just a few days! Hope your Daisy Troop enjoys them!

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