Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bird Feeders and Old Ovens

We had a great time at our first official make creating bird feeder biscuits. I was a little frightened that the whole project would be a bust when I saw the million year old oven we had to use to bake our biscuits in. As it turned out though, I was just being oven-ageist, the ovens worked just fine—they just needed a while to warm up...(like an hour).

Anyway, if you were able to attend, thanks for coming. If not, we'll see you next time! Check out the following pics from the event.

One more thing, to those of you who had to take off before the biscuits were done baking, you can pick up the feeder in the church kitchen. Sadly, some of the creations crumbled after sitting over night. If your child's feeder was among the causalities I can give you some birdseed to create a new one at home.
If you were unable to attend but think you might like to create your own, see recipe, (snatched from the February Family Fun Magazine), below.

You will Need: 3/4 Cup birdseed, I Tablespoon Flour, 2 Tablespoons Water, cookie cutters, cooking spray, foil, cookie sheet, straw, and yarn or ribbon for hanging.

Mix ingredients together until pasty. Spray cookie cutter with cooking spray and set on a foiled cookie sheet. Spoon mixture into cookie cutter, insert a cut straw to create a hole for hanging after baked. Bake in oven at 170 degrees for about an hour. After cooling you can string up the biscuit and then hang in a tree for the birdies to enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

February 13-16th is The Great Backyard Bird Count, when people across the country spend 15 minutes or more taking stock of the birds in their towns. Okay, a little bird didn't tell me, it was actually Family Fun Magazine. Nonetheless, Hendrix and I thought making heart shaped birdseed biscuits for this month’s ‘make’ would be appropriate and fun! We hope you can all join us for this activity!

WHERE and WHEN? We will meet in the church Primary room at 10 am on Friday the 13th of February.
MOO-LAH: The fee for this project will be $2 per child
RSVP: On or before Wednesday the 11th of February so I can have the supplies ready for you. (leave a comment or email me).
ALSO: If you have any of your own heart shaped cookie cutters bring those too, this is not a requirement to participate however.

For more birdie projects, check this out:
Bird counting tips, talley sheets, and a list of events here
Bird nest Helper
Pinecone Bird Feeder
Bagel Bird Feeder
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