Monday, February 2, 2009

Spendin Some Time

After the depressing news earlier in the week
I thought Chloe and I needed to spend some time
Sure...we spend a lot of time together
but I meant a project.....let's make sumpin'
Birdseed my latest issue of Family Fun

Preheat to 170

get some cookie cutters...the small one actually proved better
I used a 2 inch and 3 inch and a 4 inch

Some birdseed.....once again...smaller is better...they held together better.
Pam or some sort of Grease
drinking straws
ribbon or yarn
mix 3/4 cup of birdseed
1 Tablespoon of Flour
2 Tablespoons of water
This is a good job for your little stirrer.....
and you don't really have to stir it all that long..
but its a good distraction for the little ones while you grease the cookie cutters
line the pan
cut the straws
and make sure the oven is ready
so....keep stirrin' Chloe

Pack the mixture into the greased cookie cutters
which are lying on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Stick a piece of a drinking straw where
you would like the hole for the ribbon or yarn to be
bake them for 1 hour...or until hard
mine were hard after 1 hour
The recipe makes two 3 inch biscuits or one 4 inch biscuit
So we made several batches
After they cool...remove the straw and add ribbon or yarn.
NOTE...they are very fragile...the above step may be a good part for you to do....2 of our larger ones broke....however, the tiny ones were fabulous.
Once strung....take outside and hang where you can watch from you home....I love to watch birdies eat.
These would make really cute gifts for teachers and for grandma.....but be sure to mark them FRAGILE.
to unwind from all that baking we set up the Valentine treat assembly line
and 25 treat bags later....
Check that off the list......check.
enjoy !!
Have a happy day
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Trish said...

First of all I LOVE Chloe's room! Super fun and girly. I am in the middle of trying to spruce up/organize their room. (All with stuff around the house)

My hubby got laid off too. It flat out SUCKS! I will definitely keep you in my thoughts. Keep us posted!

mommyholly said...

Those are so cute!! We might have to make some- I havent even cracked open my magazine since we have been so darn busy lately!! :) xo!

melissa. said...

i saw those birdseed biscuits in the same magazine and thought they were oh so cute! a good little mothers day gift to gramma :)

i love plum said...

what a fun, fun blog you have!!! xo

Chelsea Ling said...

Oh ths looks so fun! I wish I had a tree

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

SO much FUN! This will be something that my little man, Ty Allen and I do very soon! He loves projects like that. Your little girl is so precious!! She is very lucky to have such a creative mommy as you!