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:
- 4 cups bird food
- about 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup warm water
- bundt pan
- nonstick spray
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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