Sunday, January 15, 2012
Hi there! I'm Erin from Making Memories With Your Kids. I was so thrilled when Maggie emailed me and asked me to be a guest blogger. What an honor! Thanks, Maggie!!!
I started my blog almost two years ago after I got frustrated that I couldn't find easy, inexpensive and fun things to do with my kids. I wasn't very computer savy at the time (who am I kidding, I still am not very computer savy!) And I didn't really understand the concept of blogging, but I wanted to give other Mom's out there a place to find some fun things for kids.
Life is so short, before we know it our kids will be grown and gone and the one thing I want to pass on to my kids is a life time of laughs and good memories. Today we decided to make something fun and easy (good combination, right?)
Just because it's winter doesn't mean we should forget about our bird friends. We still have lots of birds flying around and we wanted to make sure they were fed properly. So we made them birdseed biscuits. Pretty cool, right? And so simple.
We found the idea on the Disney Family Fun website. We just love that site. A perfect "go to site" when you're looking for a craft or recipe that is kid friendly.
What you will need:
* 3/4 cup birdseed
* 2 Tbsp. water
* 2 Tbsp. flour
Stir the birdseed, flour and water together. It needs to be pretty pasty so you might need to add more flour or water to get the right consistency. Spray a metal cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Pack the birdseed into the cookie cutters.
Make sure you pack it down firmly. Now poke the straw into where you want the ribbon hole. Make sure you firmly push down the bird seed after you poke in the straw.
Bake in a 170 degree over until hard (about an hour). Remove from the oven and let sit until completely cooled. Push the biscuits out of the cookie cutters and remove straws.
Add a ribbon and hang up outside. If you live in a rainy area, make sure you place them where they won't get rained on or they will just fall apart.
Don't you just love them? Okay, so the shapes are a tad bit bizarre. These are the metal cookie cutters we had. Heats would be super cute (which we didn't have.)
But nothing says "come eat me" like an apple, or a dog bone, or a bunny or elephant... right? My daughter thinks the lips are the best =o)
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