Homemade bird feeders are so much fun to make and can double up as gifts for Christmas. These step by step instructions show you how to make a simple bird feeder using just 3 ingredients and a biscuit cutter.
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To make bird feeders you will need:
- Bird seed mix
- Gelatine (UK link / US link),
- Boiling water,
- Mixing bowl and spoon,
- Biscuits cutters,
- Tray covered in foil,
- Ribbon for hanging
How to make a simple biscuit cutter bird feeder:
Pour boiling water into a bowl. (We used 1 pint of water, but if you only want to make a few bird feeders use less water as we made a LOT !! You need roughly the same amount of water as bird seed. ) Pour 2 sachets of gelatine into the boiling water and stir until all the gelatine had dissolved.
Slowly tip bird seed into the liquid (adding a little bit at a time) and give it a stir. Make sure all the seeds are fully coated.
Put some biscuit cutters on top of a tray covered in foil and fill the biscuit cutters with the mixture. Use the back of a spoon to make sure the mixture is packed into the biscuit cutter tightly.
Push a cut up straw through the mixture to make a hole ready for hanging your bird feeder.
Put the bird feeders in the fridge for a few hours and then leave them to dry overnight. REALLY carefully and slowly push the bird feeders out of the cutters.
Harry (age 3) couldn't wait to hang a few of the bird feeders up in the garden for the birds.
We used some as little gifts too.