Skip to main content


DIY heart shaped bird feeder


DIY Bird Feeder Ornament

Treat the birds in your neighborhood this season to a heart-shaped bird feeder. Kids can make an easy DIY bird feeder ornament to hang from a tree branch in their yard or at a park.


  • Two packs of gelatin
  • Silicone Heart Soap Mold (or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter)
  • Bird seed
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Directions for making a Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder

mixing up heart bird feeder

  1. Prepare the gelatin as directed by the package.
  2. Mix the bird seed and gelatin together in a bowl. Add enough bird seed to the gelatin as needed to be able to mold it into the heart shapes.
  3. Pack the mixture into the soap mold about halfway and then add the string.  Add more mixture to fill out the mold on top of the string. You will want the string to be centered in the mixture. (If you decide not to add the string you can set the bird feeder in the snow, on a branch or on another surface instead.)
  4. Refrigerate the mixture until hardened and then hang outdoors for the birds to enjoy.

preparing heart shaped bird feeder

So if you enjoyed the bird feeder ornament, you’ll like these others too:

Winter Bird Feeder Craft for Kids

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft

You can also find projects like this on our Instagram page!

Every month a different box! For kids ages 2-10+

With 4-6 activities each, our Boxes pack a punch!

What’s different about Green Kid Crafts?

4-6 bite-sized learning activities in every box
Founded by a Scientist, each box has substance to it.
Mom-founded, mom-run, each box kitted by hand in the USA.
Green and rooted in sustainability, we plant a tree for each order.
  • volcanoes discovery boxexample volcano craft results

    Volcano Science

  • dinosaur activity box

    Dinosaur Science

  • Insect Explorer Discovery Box

    Interesting Insects


Leave a Reply