Here is a fun craft that you and your child(ren) can make! Have you ever made your own bird feeder? I am sure you have heard about the pinecone and peanut butter feeders, but this one is a step up from that! This is a bird feeder wreath! Photo credit: www.todayshomeowner.com
Here is what you will need:
- 1/3 cup of fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup of almonds
- 4 cups of bird seed
- ½ cup of gelatin mixed with ¼ cup of warm water
- ½ cup of light corn syrup
- ¼ cup of flour mixed with 1/3 cup of water
- bundt pan
- ribbon or twine for hanging
Let’s get started!
- The day before making your bird feeder wreath, you will want to grease your bundt pan and let it dry overnight.
- Next mix together your water, flour, and corn syrup. This should form a natural “glue” or a substance to help keep things together.
- Add your birdseed mix to the glue and stir it in very well.
- Next you will want to add your cranberries, pumpkin seeds and almonds into the bundt pan evenly.
- Pour the gelatin mix over the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and almonds you put in the bundt pan.
- Scoop the birdseed and glue mixture into the pan and use a large spoon to press down firmly and really pack it in there.
- Leave your wreath in the bundt pan and refrigerate it overnight. The next morning, tie your string or twine around it and hang it up!
This is a really fun and educational craft. If you have a little one who is learning colors or numbers, use this craft as an opportunity to help them count the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and almonds. Ask them what color the gelatin is or any of the other ingredients. Have fun!