Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine {Craft} Love!

February is one of my favorite months!  Love and a hint of Spring are in the air.
  Here in the Pacific NW we often get a few days of warmer weather and sunshine.  It's usually around just long enough to open the windows for some fresh air, let a breeze of inspiration blow through and have some brief wintertime renewal!
This week my oldest was scheduled to visit with my sweet grand babies in tow.  Wanting to give all the Littles something to occupy their time while also creating a little Valentine love, these lovely bird feeders came to mind.
First, make sure you have someone to "direct" the whole event!
Here is the recipe we used:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbs. Corn Syrup
  • 4 cups bird seed
Mix all ingredients together and press out onto a greased cookie sheet.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and transfer them to another greased cookie sheet.
Add holes to the top ~ we used a chopstick! Let dry for 4-6 hours, flipping frequently so both sides dry. {To save time, we baked them at 200 degrees, but I think it caused them to be a bit crumbly.}
Add a ribbon, twine or raffia. {We used cotton yarn so the birds can use it in their nests once the treats are gone.}  Hang outside and enjoy!
We had one that we forgot to put a hole in, so we set it in a little wire bird feeder.
Thanks for stopping by!  Be Refreshed!

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