Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thrifty Thursday - Teacher Style

Happy Thursday, Teacher Friends!

Just a quick post about a super simple project for your students.  Last our second grade made bird feeders as a parent Valentine gift.  Thanks, Mr. E for taking care of the details!
Here is the recipe for the bird seed mixture, we found it at Birds and Blooms.  We used heart shaped cookie cutters for our project.

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups bird seed (your choice!)
Heat water, gelatin and corn syrup together over a low heat. No need to boil. Mix flour and seed together and then slowly add to gelatin mixture. While cooling, put out parchment paper on our counter, and choose your favorite cookie cutters. Spray those cookie cutters with cooking spray. Next, fill the cutters with the gelatin mixture, pressing in the mixture tightly. Before you remove the ornament, use a straw or toothpick to poke a hole through the ornament (for hanging). Then remove from cookie cutters and let dry for several hours. Once dry, you can attach ribbon or string and hang for the birds!

After we made the parent gifts we decided to make bird feeders for all the bus drivers. Here is our finished product ready to deliver to the bus drivers!

I have mine hanging in a tree near our other bird feeders. It looks pretty cute!

Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog. I felt it was a nice idea of something that would be a fun yet inexpensive activity to do in the classroom. I feel as future educators, we need to be finding ways to do as many activities etc. with our kids, but need to try and do it in the most inexpensive way. Again, great post and idea.