Summertime is a great time to see beautiful and colorful birds. Providing food and water for God’s creations is certainly a way to pass on love. Hummingbirds and other nectar-eating birds are frequent visitors during the summer months. You may even get a glimpse of nesting birds bringing their babies to eat at your feeder.


• 2 packets of gelatin
• 2/3 cup water
• 2 cups bird seed
• non-stick cooking spray
• cookie cutters
• wax or parchment paper
• straws
• twine
* For an easy metric conversion chart, search the Internet for “metric kitchen.”


1. In a small saucepan, add gelatin to water and
stir until dissolved.
2. Stirring constantly, bring gelatin mixture to a
simmer over medium heat then immediately
remove from stove.
3. Stir in 2 cups of bird seed until evenly coated.
Let cool for a few minutes.
4. Spray cookie cutters with non-stick cooking
spray and cover a cookie sheet with parchment
or wax paper.
5. Carefully spoon bird seed mixture into cookie
cutters—packing the mixture in firmly.
6. Place a straw in the middle of the cookie cutter
to create a hole for hanging later (be sure not
to be too close to the top).
7. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about
1 hour or until solid.
8. Remove the bird feeder from the cookie cutter
and replace the straw with twine for hanging.


• Cheerios • pipe cleaners • ribbon or twine

First shape the pipe cleaners into whatever shape
desired. Then, allow little ones to string cheerios
onto pipe cleaner shapes. Twist ends together
and even string shapes together. Add ribbon or
twine to the top to attach bird feeder to the tree!