This is a fantastic quick and easy craft that has so many fun possibilities. For starters it only cost me $5 for a huge bag of bird seed and the rest of the stuff I already had at home. We made about 30 of these and still had half a bag left. These would make great gifts especially for Christmas neighbor presents on a really small budget. These are shaped using cookie cutters so you are only limited by the supply of cookie cutters you have. I think these would be cute using a large snowflake cutter for Christmas.
(makes about 10-15 per batch)
- 4 C. bird seed
- 3/4 C. flour
- 1/2 C.water
- 3 TBS of corn syrup
- paper plate, or wax paperstick (for making hole)
- cookie cutters
- non-stick spray
- Mix seed, flour, water, and corn syrup in large bowl until well mixed.
- Place cookie cutter down on paper plate or wax paper. Spray cookie cutter insides with non-stick spray.
- Scoop seed mixture and press mixture firmly into the cookie cutter, filling it tightly. Use stick to make a hole where the string will go into later when dried.(don’t be afraid to swirl stick around a little bit to create a bigger hole) Lift cookie cutter away to start a new bird feeder mole.
- Let mold dry overnight (about 4 to 6 hours)
Once you get the hang of it you will be able to make one of these in about two minutes. Also you can dry them faster is you are in a hurry by putting them in the oven on 200 f. for 30 minutes on a baking sheet.
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