What We’re Learning: DIY Bird Feeders

By July 17, 2017Childcare Blog

This is a great activity to help your children learn about nature!

Materials:
-3/4 cup birdseed
-1/4 cup water
-1 small envelope of Knox gelatine
-twine or string
-cookie cutters, molds or mason jar lids
-wax paper

Directions
Mix together the envelope of gelatine with 1/4 cup of water and bring to a simmer while stirring. continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Stir in the 3/4 cup birdseed. adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan. Lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the birdseed mixture. Cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your birdseed. Continue filling with birdseed, covering the end of your twine and knot. Finally, push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it’s full.

Activity courtesy of Pretty Prudent.