Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag, tuppence,tuppence,tuppence a bag"
Take 1 packet of gelatin
Wild bird seed
A straw cut into 3
Cookie cutters well oiled.
A couple of 4 year old boys.
Follow the directions on the packet of gelatin. Mum needs to do this bit as it involves boiling water.
Stir in the bird seed, about 350gms, leave until cool enough to handle.
Press the mixture into a cookie cutter. Perfect for little hands and fingers.
Push a straw into the cakes.
Leave to harden. Once set, push out of the cutters, then remove the straws and feed through string or raffia.
Hang from tree branches, ensuring that birds have some where to perch whilst feasting.
Early morning is a good time to catch the birds feeding, or hang them in a chicken run and watch the chickens play.
They cost a little more than tuppence about £3 or so. But they waste a morning in making and my little boy lives sitting in the window watching the birds.