Give the birds in your yard a treat with this Mason Jar Bird Feeder Craft! Measure and mix, let it sit overnight, and then find the perfect spot in your yard to hang them.
- 2 cups bird seed
- 1- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 1 packet of unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 6-wide mouth mason jar rings
- acrylic paint
- Craft foam brushes
- Mod podge
- Parchment Paper
For the Recipe:
- Add the birdseed and flour to a large bowl and set aside.
- In a separate smaller bowl, using the gelatin and 1 cup of the hot water, mix according to the directions on the package.
- Mix in the peanut butter and the corn syrup until well blended.
- Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Mix until well combined. It should feel like thick sand. If not, you may need to add more hot water. Set aside.
For the Bird Feeder:
- Use acrylic paint to paint the mason jar rings. Let them dry. Cover each ring with Mod Podge. (Painting the mason jar rings is optional)
- Cut an 18” piece of twine and tie around each ring. You want to allow enough length to hang from your branches.
Putting the Bird Feeder Craft Together:
- Lay your mason jar rings with the flat side down on parchment paper.
- Using a measuring cup, scoop up some bird feed mix and fill each ring until it is overflowing a bit. Press down with the bottom of the measuring cup.
- Allow your Mason Jar Ring Bird Feeders to dry overnight.
- Tip: Keep away from pets! Because this recipe has peanut butter, it may attract dogs.
- Check the next morning to be sure the mixture is nice and hard. If not, it will fall out of the ring!
- Now go outside and find some branches to hang your Mason Jar Ring Bird Feeders and feed your local birds!