Bird Seed Ornament

This winter, our family wanted to create festive gifts for our feathered friends. Using a simple recipe, we created these holiday shaped bird seed ornaments to hang from our trees outside. My kids loved welcoming our neighborhood birds to stop by for a quick treat!

  1. Ages: 3 - 16

  2. 2+ hours

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Mix a packet of gelatin with ¼ cup of warm water in a bowl. Stir it until the gelatin powder is dissolved. Allow it to cool and stir in the birdseed until it is all mixed together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cut your straws to be about 1� in length. Only one cut piece of straw is needed for each ornament.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Cover your work surface with wax paper. Place your cookie cutters down and begin filling them with the bird seed mixture. As you fill the cookie cutter, hold a piece of straw at the top of the ornament. Fill the seed mixture around, but not inside, the straw. Let the ornaments dry overnight.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Gently push the ornaments from the cookie cutters and thread the hole with ribbon. Go outside to find a tree and hang up your new bird seed ornament!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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