birdseed snowflake

Holiday time!
We have several bird feeders in our back yard. We love watching all of the happy little birds come to visit. I saw this project online and knew that it would be a great one for the girls and I to try. We made several birdseed ornaments and shipped some to our family in their holiday packages. We hung the rest on bushes in our yard.

You need to work really fast when you make these! They set up quickly.

1/2 cup water
3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
3/4 cup flour
4 cups bird seed (your choice!)

Heat water, gelatin and corn syrup together over a low heat. No need to boil. Mix flour and seed together and then slowly add to gelatin mixture. While cooling, choose your favorite cookie cutters. Spray those cookie cutters with cooking spray. Next, fill the cutters with the gelatin mixture, pressing in the mixture tightly. Before you remove the ornament, use something (like a toothpick) to poke a hole through the ornament for hanging. Then remove from cookie cutters and let dry for several hours on racks or greased paper. Once dry, you can attach ribbon or string and hang for the birds!