Follow this tutorial for the best DIY hanging bird feeder for your kids to make. Simple craft is peanut butter free and easy to follow.
Every year the girls make DIY bird feeders, whether that is at school or at a community event. They’re usually a simple craft of peanut butter smeared on a pine cone or toilet paper tube, then rolled in bird seed.
This DIY Bird Feeder tutorial is a bit different in that it’s free of peanut butter. It uses gelatin to hold the birdseed together into cute shapes you can hang on trees.
Not only is it a fun craft, it’s a cost-effective way to make DIY bird feeder this spring or summer. You’re going to love how easy this tutorial is – let the bird watching begin!
DIY Bird Feeder
- 1 1/2 cups birdseed
- 5 teaspoons gelatin - or 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- Colorful twine
- Cookie cutters
- Parchment paper
- Mix your unflavored gelatin with cold water, place in a small pot, and bring to a boil while stirring.
- Once your gelatin is dissolved (about 1-2 minutes), turn the heat off and mix in your bird seed.
- Place your cookie cutters onto parchment paper lined plates. Scoop the bird seed into your cookie cutters and press your birdseed down with your finger tips.
- Now place a stick in the top of your filled cookie cutter to leave a small hole for your string
- Set in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from the freezer and set on the counter to keep at room temperature for another 10 or so minutes. Carefully remove the bird feeders from the cookie cutters.
- Tie a piece of twine through the hole for hanging.
- Hang your DIY bird feeder in a tree outside for the birds to enjoy or on your Christmas tree as an ornament.