Here is another great project that is kid friendly! Who doesn’t love feeding birds?
This is a great, easy recipe for making a bird feed wreath. I have a bin of bird feed in the basement, so it’s time I use it up.
For this recipe, you will need the following:
- 4 cups of Bird feed
- Bundt pan
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 3 Tablespoons of corn syrup
- 3/4 Cup flour
- 1/2 Cup hot tap water
- 1 envelope of unflavored gelatine
- Mixing pan or bowl
- Small bowl for the wet ingredients
First, dissolve the envelope of gelatine in your water.
Then add your 3/4 cup of flour.
And then your 3 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup. Mix it up really good. You can use a whisk if you like, but a spoon works fine for me.
Make sure you mix it up until all the lumps are gone.
Spray your bundt pan(s). I’m making two today.
I had an old disposable lasagna pan laying around, so I put my 4 cups of bird feed in that first.
Then I poured my wet mixture on top of it.
Then I just grabbed my spoon and mixed it all up really good.
When the bird feed is completely mixed up with the wet mixture, pour it into your bundt pan(s).
Press it in the bundt pan really good. I used the back of my spoon to really mold it in there.
I actually made two batches of this. One batch will make one wreath.
Let it dry completely – about 24-36 hours, at least. It will pop right out of the bundt pan when you are ready. Then, just tie a ribbon or heavy string around it, and voila! Bird feed wreath. Tie it on your favorite tree and say hello to your new feathered friends!
This is also a great little project for kids! Watch them light up when they see birds eating from the wreath they made!
Update: They have completely hardened (took less than 24 hours) and I have hung them up outside for the birdies! I did not hang them in a tree, I hung them up on my DIY Fence!