Now that the weather has cleared up and we’re waking up to the sounds of birds chirping, we can start making crafts for outdoors. What better idea than to make a bird feeder to supply your favorite backyard friends with food. Bird feeders are not only great decorative outdoor projects, but allow for learning opportunities with your children by watching the birds enjoy their lunch. Here are two different bird feeder craft ideas!
Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder
This bird-feeder is so cute and your children can do most of the work! You can also choose any shape of cookie cutter to celebrate any occasion.
large cookie cutters
straws cut into 2 inch pieces
string (such as jute or baker’s twine)
1. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of gelatin into 2/3 cup of boiling water.
2. After gelatin completely dissolves, add 2 cups of bird seed and mix together.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place cookie cutters on sheet.
4. Fill cookie cutters with bird seed mixture and press tight.
5. Insert straw into each shape to create a hole in order to hang later.
6. Allow to dry for 3-4 hours before gently pushing them out of cookie cutters and finish drying overnight.
7. Remove the straw to loop string through the hole and hang outside!
Orange Bird Feeder
This bird feeder is equally as decorative while giving off a fantastic aroma to your backyard. It is also basically effortless!
twine, yarn or string, cut into 24″ lengths
1. Cut the orange in half with a sharp knife and scoop out the flesh.
2. Pierce 4 small holes on opposite sides and thread twine from one hole and out the opposite end.
3. Repeat with a second piece of twine and the two other holes.
4. Gather ends together and tie in a know.
5. Fill with bird seed and hang from sturdy branches!
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