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How to Make Bird Feeders

Bird Breakfast Bird Feeder
Bird Breakfast Bird Feeder
Bird Breakfast Bird Feeder

The breakfast in the Bird Breakfast Bird Feeder is strictly for the birds -- don't you taste it!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • Water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Straw
  • Small saucepan
  • Pastry brush
  • Fork
  • Cooling rack
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Add enough water (just a few tablespoons) to the baking mix to form a soft dough.

Step 2: Roll out the dough to 3/4-inch thickness, and cut it into shapes with the cookie cutters.

Step 3: Using a spatula, put the shapes on a baking sheet. Use the straw to punch a hole in the top of each cookie.

Step 4: Ask an adult to melt the margarine. Brush the melted margarine over the dough. Sprinkle the seeds onto the dough, and press them in firmly with a fork.

Step 5: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Remove cookies with a spatula, and place them on a cooling rack.

Step 6: When the cookies are cool, thread brightly colored ribbon through the holes. Hang the bird snacks in a tree. Now wait for the birds to enjoy their breakfast.

(Note: If birds don't eat the biscuits right away, check after a few days to be sure the biscuits aren't moldy. If they are, remove them from the tree and make fresh ones.)

Continue reading to learn about a bird feeder that will draw hummingbirds to your yard.

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