Here’s a fun and easy DIY project you can do with the kids this October-Birdseed “Trick ‘o Tweets” by Pennington Birdseed and Walmart!
The materials for this kid friendly craft are simple-Pennington birdseed, flour, corn syrup, water, string and cookie cutters.
(Note: the simpler the shape of the cutter the better-tiny details tend to break when you are un-molding your “tweets”)
Here we go!Take 3/4 C flour, 3 TBS corn syrup, 1/2 c water and 4 c Pennington Wild Bird Food and mix well in a large bowl.Next spray your cookie cutters with oil (or brush it on). Place the cookie cutters on wax paper (or if like me you ran out of wax paper just before you started the project then a well oiled cookie sheet).
Press the birdseed mix into the cookie cutters firmly being especially careful to get any small details well packed. If the mix sticks to your hands wet them down a bit. If you have extra you can pull out more cookie cutters or you can just fill up muffin tins. Use a straw or pencil to make a good sized hole in the top of your ornament-not too close to the edge, we don’t want it to break! Now let dry undisturbed for 8-10 hours.
When it's time to unmold the "tweets" be very careful and start with the one you like least-just in case there is any breakage while you get your technique down. I found it easiest to push the ornament out through the cutter, rather than flipping it over and trying to push it out the back. This is definitely part of the project that you want an adult to handle.
The final product-Halloween ornaments that have “gone to the birds”!
(note: I made a similar ornament last winter just before Christmas~DIY Birdseed Ornaments)