Valentine’s Day Bird Seed Ornaments is the perfect craft for kids of all ages – including adults that are kids at heart! Not only is it easy to do, but it’s a wonderful way for birds to get some extra nourishment in the colder months.
“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
Winter can be hard on your feathered friends. Finding food after a snowstorm or an extreme cold snap can be made easier with this fun DIY craft you can make with your kids.
Creating the easiest bird seed ornaments would make a fun family activity. After the ornaments are made and hung on the tree, then it’s time to take some pictures of the happy birds enjoying their gifts.
I wanted to write a post about how to make bird seed ornaments without gelatin because I think simpler is better, don’t you?
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How Do You Make Bird Seed Ornaments?
Ingredients for Bird Seed Ornaments
Loaf of bread
Jar of peanut butter
Mixed bird seed
You want to make sure your cookie cutter fits almost the entire slice of bread, so you don’t waste any.
How to Make a Bird Seed Ornament
1) Cut the bread with the cookie cutter.
Take one slice of bread and cut out the heart-shape with a cookie cutter. Press firmly on the slice of bread to make sure it goes all the way through the bread.
2) Separate the heart from the crust.
Separate the cut-out bread from the crust and continue through all the slices of bread. I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter that measured 4″ tall and 4″ wide. You can find one here on Amazon.
3) Make the hole.
Puncture a hole at the top of the heart with a straw.
4) Wait for the bread to dry out.
It will take 24 hours to let your ornaments dry out enough to harden. Make sure you put your ornaments in a dry place.
5) Finish the cookie cutter bird seed ornament.
Now that your ornaments are hard, you can add creamy peanut butter with a knife. Once one side is done, place in the bird seed. Then put peanut butter on the other side and repeat. Poke your straw through your hole again and add your string.
6) Add the string to the bird seed ornament hole.
Hang your bird seed ornaments on a tree that is a near a window. Make sure you have your camera ready to take pictures of your happy feathered friends!
I don’t think you could get any easier! Make sure you take pictures of the kids creating his or her masterpieces.
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