{Kid’s Crafts} Make Your Own Birdfeeders

bird feeder

Way back in 2011 when this blog was brand new and just my little outlet while my husband was deployed I posted about making bird feeders with my boys.  We recently did this again last week and I thought it was worth posting properly so that others could do this fun craft too!

What You Need:

Birdseed (obviously!)

2 Packets of Unflavored Gelatin

Cookie Cutters

Wax Paper


What You Do:

Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil.

Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved.

Add 1.5 cups of birdseed.

Lay wax paper on a flat surface and position your cookie cutters on top.

Spoon birdseed mixture into the cookie cutters until halfway full, then lay a knotted piece of twine in the mixture and continue to fill.

Pat top until smooth and let sit until hardened-about 6 hours.

Too easy, right? With Spring finally beginning to arrive it’s the perfect afternoon craft!

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  1. CarolAnne says

    So glad I found this. Each spring a bear pulls down & destroys our bird feeder. Then we aren’t allowed to put it back up for 6 weeks to avoid creating a nusiance bear. I can hang these arounnd the yard & maybe the bear won’t be attracted to them as easily. Thanks for the great idea.

    • Melissa says

      The birds are loving them in our backyard now, I hope you get as great of a result-we hung some of ours right outside our living room window and it’s been so nice to see the birds popping in for a snack!

  2. says

    What a great idea. We’re always looking for fun ideas for feeding the birds. (Fun for kids, that is. I doubt that the birds care as long as they get their feast. :-) Thanks for posting this!

    • Melissa says

      Hi Shelley, I used average sized cookie cutters and made 5 with this recipe. Be aware they have to harden in the cutter so each student would need their own cookie cutter. I’d love to see a picture if you give it a try! ~Melissa

  3. Leslie Moore says

    I can’t wait to make these with my little one. He loves to watch the birdies outside our living room window.


  1. […] Our neighbors across the way have no less than five bird feeders that include food for hummingbirds as well as seeds for all the other birds hanging around.  I joke with them and say it looks like Snow White’s house because the birds all know where to go to get some yummy grub!   When I walked by their house – it reminds me of a scene out of Snow White or Cinderella because there are so many birds flying to and fro.  They even had a baby bunny hanging around last spring as well!  This cute DIY bird feeder idea comes from The Happier Homemaker that will surely be a hit!  To read how to make your own go to The Happier Homemaker. […]

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