Bird Treats ~ A Fun Activity for Kids

Bird Treats ~ a fun activity for kids

Last spring my sister found these cute bird treats and we thought they would be fun to make while we were in McCall over the summer.  So we made them with our kids and then my sister made them a few times with the kids she works with at her job.  Everyone enjoyed making them and the birds loved their tasty treat.  Plus, they look really cute hanging in the trees!

Bird Treats ~ a fun activity for kids

Bird Treats ~ A Fun Activity for Kids

Bird Treats ~ A Fun Activity for Kids


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 4 cups birdseed
  • cookie cutters
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • a drinking straw, cut into lengths about 1-1/2 inches
  • cookie sheet
  • waxed paper
  • ribbon/twine


  1. Combine the flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the birdseed to the mixture and stir until it's well coated.
  3. Spray the cookie cutters with cooking spray.
  4. Place the cookie cutters on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  5. Spoon the birdseed mixture into each cookie cutter and use your hand to press the mixture down making it smooth on top.
  6. Using a piece of straw, poke a hole through the molded treat, making sure it goes all the way through.
  7. Leave them in the cookie cutters until they're dry enough to hold their form. Remove the cookie cutters and allow the bird treats to dry overnight. {To speed up the process you can turn the oven on low and dry the treats in the oven for one hour. Then remove them from the oven and allow them to finish air drying.}
  8. Cut the ribbon to the desired length and string it through the holes.
  9. Hang them on a tree or bush branches for the birds to enjoy.

Source: Saltwater Kids




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