Birdseed Feeders

#1 Recipe:

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup water

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

3 tbsp corn syrup

4 cups birdseed 

You will also need: 

Large mixing bowl

Cookie cutter of any shape

Nonstick spray

Chopstick or bamboo skewer

Parchment paper

Cookie sheet


#2 Mix flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup. 

#3 Add birdseed.

#4 Stir well. 

#5 Spray the inside of a desired cookie cutter with nonstick or vegetable cooking spray. (You could also wipe it down with vegetable oil.) 

#6 Place cookie cutter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spoon mixture inside of cookie cutter, pressing mixture firmly with greased fingers. Tip: The more you press it down, the less shedding of seeds you will have.

#7 Using a chopstick or bamboo skewer, make a whole near the top. 

#8 Remove chopstick.  Then slowly pull away cookie cutter.

#9 Repeat until you've used all the mixture. Tip: You should spray the cookie cutter after every five shapes, that way it won't stick. 

Let them dry for about 6-8 hours or sit overnight. Then tie twine through the hole and hang for birds to enjoy.