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DIY Birdseed Eggs

DIY Birdseed Eggs

birdseed eggs
April 25, 2020

If you have some leftover plastic Easter eggs that you are looking to repurpose, try out this fun DIY activity that your backyard birds will appreciate and find very appetizing!

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Gather Your Supplies:

  • 10 plastic Easter eggs
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glass bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Wooden or plastic mixing spoon
  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatin (0.25 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups of mixed birdseed
  • Egg carton (optional)
  • Ruler (optional)

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Step 1:

Cut 10 pieces of twine into desired lengths to later hang the eggs from a tree. At a minimum, the pieces should be 10 inches long.


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Step 2:

Spray the inside of your plastic eggs with non-stick cooking spray to make removal easier.


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Step 3:

In the glass bowl, mix the gelatin with 1/3 cup water.


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Step 4:

Mix in two cups of bird seed and stir, making sure all the seeds are coated.


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Step 5:

Firmly pack the mixture into both sides of the plastic eggs, completely filling them.


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Step 6:

Lay the twine across the middle of the open egg, and then close it shut. Set aside or place in the refrigerator so that they will set overnight.


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Step 7:

Tie a knot at the end of your twine and then gently open the egg to reveal your birdseed egg! (If it’s still soft, let it dry longer.) Hang your eggs outside in a shady spot. It won’t be long before the birds find them!

A tufted titmouse steals a seed
A tufted titmouse steals a seed

A white-breasted nuthatch lands on an egg
A white-breasted nuthatch lands on an egg

Pro Tip:

No gelatin? No problem! Mix the birdseed with peanut butter or another natural binder. 

You could also use cookie cutters to make shapes. Just lay the cookie cutter on a piece of wax paper, fill the mold with the seed mixture, and let it set overnight. Make sure to “poke” a hole in the shape, prior to setting, so you have a way to hang it. Inserting a straw works well, too. Making the hole after your seed mixture has set will likely cause your birdseed cookie to crumble.