This is a fun and quick project you can do with your kids this summer. The girls were playing with their Giant Dollhouse (LOL) so Cordell and I decided to make a
"Bird Feeder with a lil Bath"
What we did was take the basic Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe and added a few things to make this adorable Bird Feeder that will last for days.
Here is what you will need....
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Karo Syrup
- 3 cups of Powdered Milk
- 1 loaf of bread (we used wheat, but it really doesn't matter
- 1 cup Birdseed
~ How to make this ~
First, mix together your peanut butter, powdered sugar and karo syrup. Mix until all the powdered sugar is gone.
Add in 3 cups powdered milk, mix well.
Remember to have your kids help you put things away as you use them. So there is less of a mess as you are working.
Once everything is mixed together have your child shape the mixture into a wreath shape on a baking sheet. Make sure to spray your sheet with a non-stick spray first. While they do this set your oven to 450°
Next you want to grab some bird seed and start pressing onto your peanut butter mixture. Keep adding birdseed until you have most of it covered.
Then place in the oven for 18-25 minutes. Depending on your oven. Just keep checking until the outer edge is firm. Once done, let cool for at least 30 minutes.
Your finished bird wreath made this way is heavy so this is what you want to do. Take out and place on a rock, table or tree, add in a small bowl in the center of the wreath. Add water to make a little bird bath. The kids will have fun watching the birds play in the water. It's hot here, so we have to fill our water quite often.
There you have it. A simple fun activity you can do with the kids this summer.
I have another recipe for a birdseed wreath that I will share soon. This one you can hang in a tree.
Check out my son outside with his creation. Bad lighting, sorry. LOL
Have fun and as always, we'd love to see what you came up with. So please share.