Bird Seed Biscuits

December 26th, 2009 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Children, Compassionate Advocacy, Eclectic Learning, Ecological Responsibility and Love of Nature, Environmentalism, natural parenting, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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As we wound down our Christmas crafting, one of our last projects was to make Bird Seed Biscuits (using the recipe found here). These were pretty easy to make with minimal mess – the worst part is making sure you’ve swept up each tiny piece of seed. With a rambunctious two year old helping, that can be a challenge.

Here is what we did.

Materials

*3/4 cup birdseed (Makes two 3 inch biscuits)
*1 tablespoon flour (I used about 1 1/2 tbsp)
*2 tablespoons water (I used about 2 1/2 tbsp)
*Metal (oven safe) cookie cutters
*Straw
*Cooking spray
*Foil
*Cookie sheet
*Ribbon

Directions

*Mix birdseed, flour, and water. (The amount of flour & water as called for in the recipe did not make the mixture sticky enough, so I increased both. You want it to be sticky enough that the mixture will hold together after baking.)
*Cover cookie sheet with foil.
*Spray cookie cutters with cooking spray and pack seed mixture in firmly. Insert half of a straw toward the top to make a hole for your ribbon for hanging.
*Bake at 170 degrees until hard, about one hour.
*(My improvement on the recipe): Thread the ribbon through the straw, then remove the straw. Hang and enjoy!

These are really cute! I need to find different cookie cutters, the butterfly is probably too narrow for this project. Either way, I’m sure the biscuits will be appreciated by the birds.

What was your favorite homemade gift this year?

What homemade projects do you have planned for next year?

4 Responses to:
"Bird Seed Biscuits"

  1. Melodie   bfmom

    These are awesome! I wish I’d had this recipe for our solstice bird-feeding adventures.

  2. Mom

    My favorite home made gift?? I will get the most use out of the wipes and napkins but my FAVORITE?? Those adorable dominoes!!!!!
    What will I do next year…why more Christmas Ornaments of course!!!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      I really wanted to get little round magnets for the back of the dominoes so you could see more of the domino pattern, but they were cost prohibitive :(

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