I am always on the lookout for inexpensive gifts to make around the holidays. This is easily made for the bird lovers on your Christmas List. What makes it even better is you can get the kids to help you! I take no credit for the idea and I recognize the efforts of the person who wrote the blog. I found this on Pinterest along with some other inexpensive gift items and thought you’d enjoy them. You can look it up at http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/creative-and-inexpensive-ways-to-keep-kids-busy#391v4c
· 2 packets Knox gelatin
· 2/3 cups water
· 2 cups birdseed
Other things you’ll need
Wax or parchment paper
· In a small saucepan, mix gelatin and water. Turn on a medium heat and stir until the gelatin simmers. Add in the birdseed and mix thoroughly. Pull pan from burner and let cool slightly.
· While cooling line a pan with the wax paper. Spray the sides of each cookie cutter, then spoon in birdseed mixture. Insert a straw to make a hole for hanging.
· Cool in the refrigerator for about an hour. Remove straws and tie with twine.
· This recipe makes 2 cookies about 4 inches across.
For something slightly different, spoon seed mixture into muffin pans sprayed with cooking spray. Place the straw in the center. Cool and tie as above.
For another birdfeeder idea, check out this site. Its great for all those mis-matched pieces of china in your cupboard. http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/homemade-bird-feeder-from-vintage-teacups-diy-wedding-favors-gifts/