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Standout Ice Bird Feeders

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We all learned how to make a bird feeder when we were kids (pinecone rolled in peanut butter and sprinkled with seeds, of course), but these Standout Ice Bird Feeders are a far more unique addition to your family of bird crafts. This DIY bird feeder will make you just as happy as your new feathered friends. If you're getting tired of white, white, white, then add some color to your yard and make these colorful ice feeders. Let Mother Nature's frosty touch help you bring these Standout Ice Bird Feeders to life.

Stand-Out Ice Bird Feeders

Materials:

  • Helium quality balloons
  • 6 round foil cake tins
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Full tins of beans (for weight)

Instructions:

  1. Take the food coloring and drop some drops (what ever color you want you ice orb to be) into your balloon.


     
  2. Next fill your balloon with water, place it in a bowl (to keep its rounded shape) and put them outside into the frigid air to freeze!
     
  3. You can then peel off your balloon and "unveil " your lovely ice orbs!
     
  4. Fill your cake tins with water and food coloring.


     
  5.  Place a bowl inside the center of the tin and weigh it down with a full food tin.
     
  6.  Set outside to freeze.
     
  7. Once the water is fully frozen, remove your food tins and fill the bowls with hot water.
     
  8. Allow the bowls to warm up until they can slip out of the ice.
     
  9. Slide your ice disks out of the cake tins.


     
  10. Pour cold water over your ice orb and gently place your ice disk on top. The middle of the disk will be very thin and break up a bit in the very center, this is fine. Simply add a bit more cold water and snow into the center and press down to secure the orb and disk together.
     
  11. Allow it to freeze for a couple of hours.


     
  12. Once it is frozen... add your birdseed!
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