DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

We are always on the look out for cute and easy crafts to do with our little ones, and this Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder was the perfect way to spend a chilly, winter afternoon at home!  Not only did the kids love making these, but they were even more excited to watch our feathered friends enjoy the fruits of their labors!

Supplies:

-Bird food
-Cookie Cutters
-Unflavored Gelatin
-Boiling Water
-Wax Paper
-Paper or Plastic Straw
-Ribbon or Twine
-Baking Sheet or Large Plate
-Mixing Bowl
-Spoon
 
DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

1.  Begin by boiling  2/3 cup water.  Once your water is boiling, combine with 2 packets of unflavored gelatin in a large mixing bowl.  Mix until the gelatin has dissolved.  Once dissolved, add 2 cups of bird seed to the bowl.  Mix for approximately 2 minutes or until the seed as absorbed the water.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

2.  Place your cookie cutters on a wax paper lined baking tray or plate and fill each cookie cutter with the bird seed mix.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

 Once each cookie cutter is full, place another piece of wax paper of the cutter and gently press the seeds down.

3.  Next, cut your paper or plastic straw into 1 inch segments.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

4.  Insert a straw segment into each of your cookie cutters.  This will serve as the hole for stringing your bird feeder.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

5.  Now, our little crafters can take a break!  Allow the bird seed to dry within the cookie cutters for 90 minutes.  After the 90 minute mark, flip the cookie cutters and allow another 90 minutes of drying time.

6.  Now, gently push the bird seed shapes out of the cookie cutters.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

7.  Allow your bird feeders to dry overnight.  The next morning, carefully remove the straw from each cookie cutter.

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

8.  It is now time to string your bird feeders!

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

9.  Your bird feeder is now ready to be hung!

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

We hope your tiny crafters enjoyed making these Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders as much as ours did!

Check out some of our other fun DIYs:

-DIY Champagne Favor

-DIY Paper Heart Garland

-DIY Gold Cake Stand

-DIY Glittered Clothes Pin Place Card Holders

-DIY Sequin Monogram

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10 Responses to “DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder”

  1. Talia Foster says:

    Now this is a cute and unique idea!

  2. I can see why kids would love this…great craft project!

  3. Sally says:

    We will have to make these in the school holidays

  4. Nelle Creations says:

    Awe, super cute and creative.

  5. My son has been wanting to do a bird feeder. This post is right on time.

  6. shauna says:

    So cute! My kids will love this!

  7. Ashley says:

    Such a cute idea, my kids will love this craft this summer! (when we can do it outside lol)

  8. Jacqui says:

    I love this. It’s so cute and simple. I know my kids would love to do this! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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