Feed the Birds
Edible ornaments are a festive way to catch the eye of cold-weather friends like chickadees and finches
Making these seedy treats is easy, especially if you haven’t yet retired your holiday cookie cutters. Just mix 4 cups of seed with 2½ tsp. plain gelatin dissolved in ½ cup cold water, blended with 3 Tbs. corn syrup and ¾ cup flour. Press into oiled cutters, using a straw to create a hole for the ribbon. Remove and let dry, then hang or nestle your treats where you can see the action. Smaller birds like titmice can perch on the ornament itself.
Thanks to Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth K-12.