Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders


 Make tasty cookie crunch biscuits for your birds to eat!

What you will need:

  • bird seed (we use a wild bird variety)
  • unflavoured gelatine
  • boiling water
  • large cookie cutters
  • straws cut into 5 cm pieces
  • large bowl
  • spoon
  • baking sheet
  • parchment or wax paper
  • string (we like to use jute or baker's twine)

How to make it!

  1. Dissolve 2 tablespoons (or 2 individual packets) of gelatine in 2/3 cup of boiling water (adult help may be needed for this step).
  2. When the gelatine is completely dissolved, add 2 cups of bird seed.
  3. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the seeds to soak up the gelatine mixture.
  4. Place your cookie cutters onto a parchment- or wax paper-lined baking sheet and carefully fill them with the bird seed mixture (this gives those developing motor skills a great workout!)
  5. Cover the filled cookie cutters with another sheet of parchment or wax paper and press the seeds down firmly.
  6. Gently insert a straw segment into each shape in order to create a hole for the loop of string you'll be adding later.
  7. Allow the bird seed cookies to dry for 3 or 4 hours (flipping them halfway through) before gently pushing them out of the cookie cutters and letting them finish drying overnight. In the morning, gently pluck out the straw segments. Add a loop of string and then hang them outside.

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders