As the weather gets colder we find ourselves spending more time indoors and that can lead to full-blown bouncing off the walls cabin fever. So at this time of year I like to have some quick and easy crafts to do, like these bird feeder cookies. They’re child (and Mum) friendly, inexpensive, not too messy and really great for the birds – a parenting win!
- 3/4 cup of small birdseed
- 1 packet of gelatin
- 1/4 cup of water
- Cookie cutters
- Baking paper
- Bring water to the boil over a medium heat and add packet of gelatin;
- Stir until dissolved (1-2 mins) then take off the heat and leave for 5 mins;
- Add bird seed and mix well;
- Place the cookie cutters on the baking paper and fill with the bird seed mix. Push down to make sure they hold firm;
- Stick a straw in the top of each cookie cutter to create a hole;
- Leave to set overnight;
- Carefully push the bird seed cookies out of the cutters and thread string through the hole at the top and tie with a loop;
- Hang on a tree/branch outside!
By hanging the cookies near a window you can do a little bit of bird watching, count how many birds you spot and what types you have in your garden – All whilst having a cup of tea in the warm!!!