2.18.2013

bird seed wreath



over the weekend the girls and i did a simple craft of making a bird seed wreath.  if i were to rate this project on "kid friendliness,"  i'd probably give it a 9.  it would have gotten a 10 if it wasn't sticky, but you need the "sticky" in order for it to work.

so here is what you need:

using a large bowl, mix the gelatin into the warm water until dissolved.  then whisk in your corn syrup and flour.  a little hint, don't measure your corn syrup, just guesstimate.  your basically trying to make a gooey mixture and the birds won't be critiquing the taste.  


(ignore the dirty faces and wild hair.  we did this project at night right before bath time.)

pour in the 4 cups of bird seed...


...and mix well.


then scoop the mixture into the bundt pan and press down with the back of your spoon.  i let one kid do the scooping and the other kid do the pressing.


it should look like this when you are done.


let it sit overnight.  in the morning, carefully flip the wreath out and let it sit a few more hours to completely dry.  then simply tie a ribbon around it and hang!


happy bird watching!

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6 comments:

  1. This looks so fun for kiddos to make! Thanks for linking up the great idea to my party!

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  2. Beautiful home! What is the wall color shown in the hall/kitchen? It's so pretty :)

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    1. thanks jennifer! this is my grandparents home the we recently renovated. we used benjamin moore classic gray throughout. :)

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    2. Thanks so much! It's just lovely! :)

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  3. The birds just devour these too, so fast!! This came out great. :) Visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

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  4. When you list 1 pkg gelatin, do you mean 1 of the packets inside the gelatin box or all of the packets so it would be one box of gelatin? Thanks!

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