In this post, I’m going to share with you an easy craft you can make on Valentine’s Day with your littles. This DIY bird feeder for kids, will certainly be a hit and will help teach your littles about the nature around them.
What You Will Need:
This simple DIY bird feeder for kids is super easy and won’t take much time at all. With a few ingredients and some kitchen utensils, you can easily whip this up in no time impressing your kids along the way. Here are the main ingredients:
- 3 Cups Bird Seed
- 3 TBSP. Corn Syrup
- 1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin (2 1/2 tsps.) I used Knox Gelatin
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 3/4 Cups Flour
- Cooking Spray
Most of these ingredients I had lying around my house which was perfect, and I didn’t have to spend a lot on a simple craft to do with my toddler.
Kitchen Utensils You Will Need:
The basic kitchen utensils you will need for this DIY, are things you most likely find lying around your kitchen.
- Heart shaped cookie cutters or heart shaped jello molds/pans
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Metal straw/chopstick
- Ribbon or string
Combing the Ingredients
The first thing you will do, is combine all dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Then you will add the water and corn syrup stirring until combined. I used my hands towards the end to make sure the gelatin was mixed in well.
Once all the ingredients are combined, you will want to spray your cookie cutters/jello molds with cooking spray to prevent the mixture from sticking.
DIY Bird Feeder For Kids: Finishing Up
Lastly, fill the sprayed molds/cookie cutters with your bird seed mixture packing it well. For the cookie cutters, you will want to place them on a plate then pack the mixture in that way.
Once your molds/cookie cutters are packed nicely, you will need to gently poke a hole in the middle with a chopstick or a metal straw. Whatever you have lying around your house will work just fine.
You will want to let these sit out over night to allow them to harden up. If your mixture seems too dry and crumbly, you could probably add more corn syrup.
After the bird feeders have dried out overnight, you can thread a ribbon or string through and tie a knot to secure it.
Well it is as simple as that! I hope you enjoyed this fun, little Valentine’s Day DIY Bird Feeder For Kids. Be sure to check out my previous post here.