I am always looking for fun activities that Kaylynn and I can do together. She is getting to the age where she understands things a little better and can participate in things that Jeremy and I are doing. I ran across this idea at Alphamom to create a bird feeder. I figured it was something that was easy enough for Kaylynn to help with and would be fun because she knows what birds are and that they say “tweet tweet.”
3 cups birdseed
1 -1/4 ounce unflavored gelatin packet
Sprinkle two packages of gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Let sit a couple of minutes until gelatin has absorbed the water. Heat 1 3/4 cups water in a pan, then add the gelatin mixture. Stir until dissolved. Stir in 3 cups birdseed. Allow mixture to cool until gelatin is thick and coats all the birdseed. Wrap a piece of foil along the bottom and up the sides of a cookie cutter. Spray foil and cookie cutter with cooking spray. Pack birdseed mixture inside cookie cutter. Place a piece of straw in birdseed to leave a hole for hanging the bird feeder. Allow mixture to harden and then remove from cookie cutter. We placed ours in the freezer for about an hour to speed things up. Add a piece of twine for hanging.
While we were waiting for our bird feeders to chill in the freezer, we had dinner. Continuing with our bird theme, we had an owl sandwich. I cut out the shape of the owl face out of bread, spread peanut butter on it and topped it with a couple of banana slices with 2 mini chocolate chips and a bit of Nutella for the beak. We also made strawberry and banana smoothies because our birdseed mixture had fruit in it and we wanted to be cool like the birds