This project is a variation of an idea I found through Pinterest (eighteen25.) I have added peanut butter because my birdies respond well to peanut butter suet, and I doubled the recipe. This batch made all the bird feeders shown in their molds on the table (four larger feeders and four smaller ones).
1 1/2 cup birdseed
1/2 cup water
2 small envelopes of knox gelatin
twine or string
cookie cutters or molds
Mix together the envelopes of gelatin with the water and bring to a simmer while stirring. Continue stirring until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Stir in the birdseed and peanut butter adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan. Lay cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with birdseed mixture. Cut twine, knot the end and push the knot down into the birdseed. Finish filling with birdseed, making sure to cover the end of the twine and knot. Push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it's full. Allow them to dry overnight. I didn't turn them as called for in the original recipe and they dried just fine. Remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees for the birds to enjoy.