Bird Ornaments ~ Family Craft

 

It is always fun to do various crafts with the kids!

Here is a simple craft that you can do and either keep for yourselves or give it to the nature lovers in your family.

 

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup

  • 4 cups birdseed

  • Cooking spray

  • A straw

  • string or ribbon

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Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup.

  2. Add birdseed to the mixture and stir in well.

  3. Spray the mold with cooking spray and fill with bird seed mixture. Level it in the mold.

  4. Cut the straw into 2” segments.  Use the straw to punch a hole into the mixture.  Make sure the hole goes all of the way through and leave the straw in the ornament, so that the mixture will dry around the hole.  This is where you will tie your ribbon to hang the ornament.

  5. Leave the molds to dry for 2-3 hours.  Then, gently remove the molds and straws.

  6. Leave the ornaments to cure overnight.

  7. Tie the string through the hole in the ornaments and you’re done. (it is really difficult to do this part while still wet so best to do this last)

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