Looking for a fun alternative to the paper valentine? Bird seed Valentines!
They are very easy to make!
Just mix together
Then place them into heart shaped cookie cutters. Press with the back of the spoon to pack the mold. It is also handy to spray the Cookie cutter with some non-stick spray.
After the bird seed mixture is firmly into each cookie cutter, use a straw to make a small hole in the top. This will make stringing them with ribbon much easier.
You can let them air dry over night or bake them in the oven on the lowest setting for about an hour. They will look prettier if you flip them about half way through baking or drying…but I do all things imperfectly and skipped that step and they look fine (although the flour settles more to the back side if you don’t flip).
After they are cool and dry just pull a ribbon or string and make a tie to hang in the tree. You can attach a cute note or present as is.
Kids love them since they get to go hang them in the backyard and watch the birds enjoy from the window. And teachers love them because they are fun, different, and USEFUL!
Much for fun and than paper plus these guys won’t end up in the trash!