As spring settles in, head to the garden for this fun outdoor project. We loved this easy cookie cutter bird feeders craft, and so do the birds.
I’ve always loved feeding the birds in my gardens. I’ve collected bird feeders just about all my life, and I thought it would be fun to make natural bird feeders with my grandsons. I found several cute ideas, but this one, using just birdseed and gelatin, was perfect for an easy afternoon project with the help of my littlest guys.
Follow the directions below, but here are a few tips. After I put the mixture together, I lay wax paper across the table for easier cleanup. I let the boys pick a cookie cutter and mash the seed mixture and place a straw into it, and then I checked behind them to make sure everything was in place. It’s a bit messy but so much fun. Then we left everything to firm up and dry overnight. Cookie cutters about 3 inches in width and diameter are the best size, and the simpler the shape, the better. Make sure the bird feeders are completely dry before you hang them. It’s best to do this craft on a dry, sunny day because if it’s humid outside, the cutters will take longer to dry.
Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders: Step by Step