Now that the weather is warming up, we are getting a lot of little birdie visitors in our yard. We especially love watching the blue jays and cardinals swing through. They are so pretty! The girls thought it would be fun to make them some birdseed ornaments to make their visit more pleasant :)
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/2 cup water
• 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
• 4 cups bird seed
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Lay out shaped cookie cutters over wax paper. Fill each cutter with bird seed mixture, making sure to pack it in tightly! Poke a hole through where you want the string to go through. I used a straw to make a nice circle (see pic below). Let dry over night, turning to dry out both sides. (You can also speed it up a bit by putting them in the refrigerator). Once dry, put the cakes out of the cutters through the sides (if you push through the center you could end up breaking them), tie a string through the hole, then you are ready to hang it up outside.
*A few of mine were a bit hard to press out of the cookie cutters, so spritzing them with a little cooking spray before packing in the seed mixture should help ease them out the next day.*