I call this project bird donuts, but Cordelia calls it fancy bird feeders---take your pick.
To create bird donuts you will need:
Yarn or string of some sort, scissors, a donut tray (I found mine at a thrift store), some oil spray (I am not really sure if this is helpful or not, your call) and one very adorable helper
You will also need birdseed and water
I sprayed the donut pan with oil (again, not really sure if it was necessary). I wrapped my string around the center of each donut, leaving a tail out of the top for hanging later.
Next we scooped in the birdseed, filling the donut holes almost to the top, leaving just a bit of room for water.
We added the water. I say "we" particularly because you should note that a toddler's help might not extend to this part if you don't want some spillage. The seeds were of different weights, some floated while others sunk so the seeds were well distributed.
We popped those bad boys into the freezer for a few hours.
Cordelia inspected to ensure that they were frozen.
I got out a cookie sheet and poured about a 1/4 inch of hot water in and placed the donut tray into it. The donuts popped out easily.
I marched outside and hung the bird donuts from a tree that stands in front of our front window.
Now the real question is will the birds get this or the squirrels? My money is on the squirrels, they are ruthless.