Birdseed Biscuits

This week the girls worked on making biscuits for those "poor cold birds" There is a great story for inspiration in the February 09 Family Fun magazine. The recipe will follow for mixing up the bird seed dough.Two things with this craft I liked is that both M and E were able to do the whole process without my assistance and we used materials we had already.What I didn't like is that the biscuits don't stay together as well as we had hoped. They crumbled when we try to hang them up so next time we will use peanut butter in place of the flour to glue the mixture together.

Recipe made two heart biscuits.
3/4 cups birdseed
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp water
Spray or wipe cookie cutter with oil and place it on a foil covered cookie sheet.Pack the mixture into the cutter,insert half a straw near the top to create a hole for hanging.Bake the biscuit with the straw in a 170 oven for about 1hr.

M and E decided to put the crumbled biscuits in a bowl for the birds to enjoy. I just forgot to put out the hot chocolate as E pointed out.

We get many birds in our front tree and side bushes but a Cardinal visits us daily.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I love the bowl with the crumbles. So thoughtful of your girls! I think I'll make this recipe with the kids this weekend! Great idea.

Again, thank you for the apron. So cute!