Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Bird Seed Ornaments

Today we made some bird seed ornaments as part of our Valentine crafts. These take a few days to dry out, so we made them a few days in advance and we will hang them up outside on Valentine's Day. 

Valentine Bird Seed Ornaments
-twine (I couldn't find any around here, so I used some string we had)
-valentine cookie cutters
-2 packets Knox gelatin
-1/2 c. water
-1 1/2 c. birdseed

Dissolve packets of gelatin into water, bring to simmer until dissolved. I let it cool a bit because Braysen would be stirring it together.

Pour into a bowl and mix in birdseed. It would have been a lot faster (and less messy!) for me to measure out the birdseed myself, but then we'd miss out on talking about measurements and fractions.

Fill the cookie cutters halfway and pack down the seed mixture. Lay tied twine and the fill the rest of the cookie cutter with birdseed mixture and again pack down.

I popped mine in the freezer for about an hour so I could easily remove them from the molds. Now they are sitting out to dry out and we will hang them outside on Friday!!

And this is what the ladies did. :) Next year they'll be big enough for some Valentine fun, but for now it's best that we wait until they're napping for craft time.

1 comment:

  1. They sleep so good and comfy. I want to go in that crib and sleep lol