half term craft ideas

Half Term DIY: Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

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DIY half term project - cookie cutter bird feeder

So here it is, a Half Term week. It is really great that the weather is fantastic for February, especially comparing with last year – do you still remember the rain? Now, half-term means having kids at home, and doing all to make them entertained. Why not get creative and try some DIY? We’ve prepared 20 DIY projects to try this half term with your kids, which we’ll be posting here and on our blog – http://www.cherriehub.co.uk/blogs/news.

So here is the first project: Cookie Cutter Bird Feed. Check below for the instructions:

what you’ll need:
-3/4 cup birdseed (we got the seed for small birds)
-1/4 cup water
-1 small envelope of gelatine
-twine or string
-cookie cutters or molds
-wax paper

what you’ll do:
-mix together the envelope of gelatine with 1/4 cup of water and bring to a simmer while stirring. continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved.
-remove from heat and let cool for a minute.
-stir in the 3/4 cup birdseed. adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan.
-lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the birdseed mixture.

-cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your birdseed.
-continue filling with birdseed, covering the end of your twine and knot.
-push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it’s full.

-allow them to dry overnight. turning them over every now and then.
-remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees.

Now wait by the window for your first guests!