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!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing this Natalia. You rock!

    If someone else wants to make them in the future...I found that adding a bit more flour and water helped-more "glue". I also think that using a big cookie cutter with lots of mass inside (like a heart) helps. Lauren and some others tried to make the hole in smaller parts like a snowflake "arm", etc. and that caused them to crumble.

    I'm excited for the next one.


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