Festive bird feeders

Festive bird feeders
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You will need:

  • 400g (14oz) of bird seed
  • 1 packet of gelatine (20g) (0.7oz)
  • Spray oil
  • cookie cutters (we used heart, star and tree shapes)
  • Baking parchment paper
  • Drinking straws
  • Twine
  • Makes: 4-6 depending on the size of the moulds
  • Time to make: 20 minutes
  1. Make up the gelatine sheet mixture according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Gently heat the mixture until all the gelatine has dissolved.
  3. Add the melted gelatine to a large mixing bowl containing the bird seed and stir together.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment and spray the inside of the cookie cutters with the oil so the bird mix doesn’t stick.
  5. Once the bird seed mixture is cool spoon it into the cookie cutters and pat down. Cut a drinking straw into thirds and push one third into the center of each mould. This will create a hole for the twine to go through.
  6. Put the bird seeds cakes, still in their moulds, into the freezer to set for about 3 hours. Once set, remove from the freezer.
  7. Carefully push the cake out of the mould and pull out the straw. Thread a piece of twine through the hole and tie together to make a loop from which they can hang.

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