Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Bird Feeders

I've wanted to make these bird feeders with the kids for ages as I think they're brilliant - a really clever yet very simple idea, so this afternoon we gathered up the necessary equipment and made our very own Easter themed bird feeders to hang out in the garden. Since the children have been so enthusiastic about our garden work, I thought that this would be the ideal activity to carry that on and really keep them interested.


You'll need bird seed, twine, cookie cutters (we used our Easter themed cutters in keeping with the season!) and some gelatine, as well as some water, an old baking tray, and some greaseproof paper. Typically I have just run out of greaseproof paper so we just used some tin foil.

Make up the gelatine as per the packet instructions, and then stir in your bird seed. Lay your cookie cutters on the tray and half fill with the mixture, before adding your twine loops in to the middle and filling the rest of the way with the bird seed, being sure to press it in firmly.
Leave them to dry overnight (turning occasionally), then simply pop out of the cookie cutter moulds and hang them out in the garden for the birds to enjoy.


 


This post is inspired by an idea from Pretty Prudent.

5 comments:

  1. What a fab idea -
    We will be making these to give to family members on Sunday!
    Thank you!
    Emma :-)

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  2. What a fab idea -
    We will be making these to give to family members on Sunday!
    Thank you!
    Emma :-)

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  3. Oh that looks different from the other feeders. Im afraid I cant do this as what I have in my terrace are seagulls. they can eat everything in one go. #countrykids

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  4. What a fun way to make bird food for Easter, I bet the kids loved watching their animal feed swinging in the breeze there. We will have to be much more imaginative in future, makes my balls look very dull! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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