The recipe I used calls for:
- 3/4 cup birdseed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 small envelope of knox gelatin (I used sure-gel. Pectin, gelatin; it's all the same thing)
- twine or string
- cookie cutters, molds, or mason jar lids
- wax paper
Cook the gelatin or pectin on the stove with the 1/4 cup of water until dissolved.
Let cool a little and then mix in birdseed. (If you are prepping for younger kids, it's best to mix birdseed and gelatin/pectin in a separate bowl. You don't want them touching the hot pot by accident.)
Set your cookie molds on the wax paper.
Spoon birdseed mix into molds filling them half full.
Tie your string into a loop
Set loop into cookie molds
Cover loop with more birdseed.
Let feeders dry overnight.
Flip over a couple of times as it dries.
Hang for birds to enjoy.
I would recommend doubling this recipe. 3/4 cups of birdseed doesn't make a lot of feeders especially if your cookie cutters are deep like my gingerbread man. This was a fun and easy project for Caitlin.