This is a fun spring time crafty that the birds will really enjoy! And since Easter is right around the corner why not give them a little egg or two?
I got this great idea from FAMILY FUN magazine (I just love that mag!) and decided to glam my eggs a bit by giving it a little food coloring, peanut butter and strings for hanging. (unfortunately, I couldn't find the recipe on their website, but they have so many great ideas, check it out if you don't already get the magazine in the mail).
Recipe for about 12 eggs
21/2 cups of birdseed
2 packets of prepared, unflavored gelatin (added to 1 cup hot water)
Food coloring (optional)
Peanut butter (optional, couple of spoonfuls)
Mix ingredients and then press into plastic Easter eggs, tuck a string in and close egg.
Let dry over night or until dry (mine took a little longer, it was really rainy & damp so maybe that's why)
You really have to mold and press these things - perfect for kids who love to get messy!
To add the string
I had some eggs that opened horizontally so that was easy just filled one half of egg, then placed string and topped with more mixture.
If your eggs are the other kind, just fill and kinda press string in or use a pencil to make a hole, place string then cover up.
This crafty is super messy - especially if you are going to add food coloring so wear gloves if you don't want your hands to be stained for ever! (I have stained hands :)
Hide and tie up your eggs, the birds will just love their Easter Egg Hunt. :)