You only need a few simple things to make homemade bird feeders. All of them (except maybe the birdseed) can be found at the grocery store and all of them are non-toxic, which makes this the perfect craft project to do with the kids.

DIY BIRD FEEDER SUPPLIES

  • 4 cups birdseed
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 0.25 ounce packets of unflavored gelatin (or 5 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cooking spray
  • parchment lined baking sheet
  • skewer
  • thick sided cookie cutter

HOW TO MAKE A BIRD FEEDER

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (the birdseed, flour, and gelatin mix) in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the wet ingredients (the corn syrup and the water). You will probably need to use your hands to get it sufficiently mixed.
  3. Spray a cookie cutter (any shape as long as it has thick sides) with cooking spray.
  4. Press the bird feed mixture into the cookie cutters. Then use a skewer to make a hole.
  5. Gently remove the cookie cutter.
  6. Allow it to dry overnight.
  7. String a ribbon through it and give it away or hang it in your trees.