Today is the perfect day to showcase a fun and easy spring activity which is creating your own bird feeder! We will show you two different versions! One uses peanut butter and the other uses gelatin for our friends with peanut allergies.
What you'll need for Bird Feeder #1:
Empty toilet paper roll
Twine or fishing line
Fi will demonstrate how to make your own bird feeder in the video below.
Fun for your kiddos and yummy for the birds in your area.
Make sure to put it away from any flowers or areas with a lot of pollinator activity and hang it in a shady spot so that the peanut butter doesn't melt right off!
The next bird feeder is super cute and also very easy!
What you'll need for Bird Feeder #2:
Bird Seed- 2 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Gelatin- 2 packet unflavored
Twine or Ribbon
1. Bring water to a boil and add in unflavored gelatin packets on medium heat until they are completely dissolved (around 1-2 minutes).
2. Let gelatin set for a few minutes after taking off of heat.
3. Add bird seed and stir.
4. Place cookie cutters on parchment paper set on top of baking sheet.
5. Fill cookie cutters with bird seed mix and pack firmly. (Some of our cookie cutters had very thin areas and those areas had a tendency to break off so choose cookie cutters with fewer narrow spaces and details.)
6. Insert straws to make a hole where twine or ribbon will be. Do not put holes too close to an edge.
7. Place in refrigerator for an hour or in freezer for about 20 minutes.
8. Take out and let sit for 5-10 minutes and then remove from cookie cutters by GENTLY pushing bird feeder out.
9. Remove straws. If the hole didn't go all the way through the bird seed, gently press straw deeper until it breaks through all the way.
10. Thread twine or ribbon through the hole and tie a knot.
11. Hang your new bird feeders around your yard for all of your bird friends. We hung ours in spots that we could look out the window and watch the birds feast on their new sources of food. It took all of two minutes for the first two birds to stop by and nibble!