I found this recipe in a Kroger magazine of all places and thought they were easy, cute and fun for kids to make!
For 10 dollars or less, you can make a few shy of 2 million bird feeders. It’s fast and you can be creative. Shapowzers. I also used cookie cutters in the shape of trees and houses to make different shapes. It was easier to fill up and pack down a cookie cutter then to mold them by hand.
Mail a half recipe of the dry ingredients to a friend and her kids as a fun spring craft or package it in a colored mason jar like I did below. Just fill the mason jar in layers of ingredients, just like you would a food recipe in a jar gift. I attached a craft paper envelope with the recipe, as well as an example feeder as decor. Pretty special, y’all. Pin, share, and enjoy this craft or easy spring “Just thinking of you” affordable gift!!
1 envelope gelatin
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup flour
3 TBSP light corn syrup
4 cups wild bird seeds
Apprx 20 wreaths or more! Whoa mini bird feeders….calm down.
Mix all ingredients together with a whisk in a mixing bowl. Add bird seed once everything else is mixed through. Use a spoon, or ice cream scooper worked best for me, and dollop balls onto wax or parchment paper. Press down with a large wooden or plastic spoon. Use finger to make a hole in the center and let dry overnight! Use ribbon or string to hang your feeders in a semi-sheltered place from rain. Get your birdie on.