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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Peanut Butter Bird Wreath Recipe & Tutorial

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.

10 comments:

  1. I am going to see if my mum can help me make this. I like this idea.

    From Big Al.

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  2. Love this Tara! I just made a larger wreath using geletin but have never tried using peanut butter. I really would like to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you have a great weekend! Stephanie Lynn

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  3. I SOOO want to make this:)
    NOW

    xoxo
    B's

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  4. It was a lot of fun. Hope you have fun making yours!

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  5. Sharon@Keeninspirations6/10/10, 7:33 PM

    My 11 yo son is an avid birdwatcher. When he gets home from camp we will be making this! He'll love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    Sharon

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  6. I have heard this is a lot of fun...looks great! Thanks for hosting the blog hop...I am a follower already of both your blogs.

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  7. What a great idea! Love it I think we may make this today... but one question, where does the bread come in?

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  8. Perfect timing today to find this. I just have my two older girls for daycare and this would be a wonderful afternoon craft. Thank you so much for sharing and thank your son for helping teach it to us.
    Take care and God Bless..

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  9. This looks like so much fun! We love birds at our house and love to watch them in the bird feeder just outside our living room window! This is like "must see TV" for our two cats, too! Thanks for showing us how to do this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  10. Hi Tara! I've already commented on this awesome idea! My son and Ihaven't made it yet...but I'd love for you to link it up to my garden party over at http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com. It starts tomorrow and goes through Friday! There will be alot of fun summer/outdoor and garden projects as well as some awesome giveaways! I hope you have a minute to drop by!
    Sharon

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