August 21, 2014

We can all agree that it is incredibly relaxing to sit in the backyard and watch the birds go about their daily routines. These bird feeders that we discovered on eighteen25, are a fun activity for the whole family and will be sure to attract many of our feathered friends at Watagan Park.

What you will need:

  1. 3/4 cup bird seed
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 packet of gelatine
  4. Twine or string
  5. Cookie cutters
  6. Wax paper

Method:

  1. Mix the gelatine with the water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer while stirring and continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved (mum or dad might need to help out with this bit).
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute.
  3. Stir in the bird seed, adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the bird seed mixture.
  5. Cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your bird seed.
  6. Continue filling with bird seed, covering the end of your twine and knot.
  7. Push the bird seed evenly into the cookie cutter until it’s full and leave to dry.
  8. Remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees.

Now wait and watch your first feathered friend enjoy your handmade feeder.

Photo credit: eighteen25

Click here to download the activity sheet.

Click here to discover more about living outside the box at Watagan Park

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