|This is how the seed cakes look after a day of air drying--still moist inside.|
|We ran out of heart-shaped cookie cutters, but I think the birds won't mind.|
|Either coat the inside of the molds with cooking oil or line them with foil.|
|Pre-mix the boiling water with unflavored gelatin--I doubled the amount of gelatin listed in the recipe. |
After you mix it together you've got about 20 minutes before it starts to set up.
|Sunflower seed, nyjer thistle seed and tiny, inexpensive seed.|
|Our speech-language pathologist did her communication board magic.|
|It's not easy to spoon the mixed seed into small hearts. Concentration and precision and great tactile input |
picking up the gooey stragglers and pushing them into the mold.
|Press the seed in firmly, then twist a large diameter straw around in the middle to create a |
passageway for the string.
|Scooping a level cup or spoonful was a fine motor challenge for some students.|
|The seed was fun to explore before adding the gelatin + water mixture.|
|Pretty cute, eh?|