DIY Bird Feeder Wreath + Craft Time Routine (Our New Favorite Juice)

 

 

One of the things that I love the most about our house is that despite living right outside of the city, we are surrounded by so much wildlife. One morning we woke up, opened the blinds and were shocked to see 30+ deer in our front yard. Another time I awoke to a very odd sound only to look out and see 85 cranes in our backyard. It’s such a fun surprise and our children absolutely love watching all the animals that are constantly making their appearance in our yard.

My children are absolutely obsessed with animals and learning more about them. One of my daughters first (and favorite) words is birds and both kids love to stare out the window and watch them soar and play outside. Filling our front yard bird feeder is a task that my son takes pride in and I want to continue to nurture his learning instinct when it comes to wildlife. Today I’m going to be sharing a super fun and easy DIY bird feeder. The best part is that it’s made from ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, takes little time and is super cute!

Craft time is one of our favorite times of the day. It’s fun for everyone to get a little messy, creative and my kiddos love that they know that craft time = juice time! I don’t know how the tradition started, but we’ve somehow got into the routine of having juice with our craft and learning time daily. Both the kids and I look forward to enjoying snacks and Welch’s juice as we enjoy each others company. We’ve always loved Welch’s (love that they are made in the USA) but they recently sent some of their newest juices in the cutest package ever and we’re obsessed with the new flavors!

Their newest great tasting and refreshing juice creations has coconut water in it which I love! I’ve always loved all the great health benefits of coconut water, but neither myself or my kiddos liked the taste. With this juice you have all the added benefits of coconut water with 30% less sugar and each glass is two servings of fruit as well. Welch’s has two varieties: White Grape Mango and Tropical Berry Grape (this one is my favorite). I love that I don’t feel like I have to water it down since it’s lower in sugar too. Definitely pick some up the next time you’re shopping (see where to find it here).

Now onto craft time!

Making homemade birdfeeders is a great way to become familiar with all the birds in your area and so beneficial for helping feed our feathered friends as their food supply dwindles in the fall and winter. Your children will be so excited when they see birds nibbling away at their creation too!

Today I’m going to share one of our latest bird feeder creations….birdfeeder wreath! It’s so cute and serves as a super cute holiday decoration too.

 
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Easy Bundt Pan Bird Feeder Wreath
This is a simple and fun activity to create with your children. The birds love this feeder and your children will love watching the birds enjoy their creation.
Course DIY Craft
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 24-48 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course DIY Craft
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 24-48 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray and let dry.
  2. Mix together gelatin packets, warm water and flour well to form the "glue" for the wreath.
  3. Mix bird seed and mix in's into the glue mixture. Mix extremely well.
  4. Pour all ingredients into bundt pan and firmly press into the pan.
  5. Refrigerate 24-48 hours until completely dry and set.
  6. Gently remove from bundt pan, tie ribbon and hang. If you're worried about the stability of the wreath, it can also be set on a pan or plate out for the birds to enjoy.
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We had such a great time making this wreath (and drinking our purple juice)!

Which new flavor of Welch’s 100% Juice with Coconut Water do you want to try?
What are your favorite crafts to do with your kids?

 

 

 

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By |2017-10-03T20:57:15+00:00October 3rd, 2017|family, Home|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Amanda Wyman October 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea! I’m also a huge fan of all the critters around our house!

  2. Mira October 4, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    It looks so appetizing. If I didn’t read your article, I would have thought is was a granola bar wreath 🙂 What a great idea to teach children compassion towards birds and animals.

  3. Lee V Renslear October 5, 2017 at 12:39 am - Reply

    love it…children really look interested in the process!!!!! Birds will thank you too !

  4. Angie October 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea and so fun to do with be kids and getting them involved. The finished product is super cute!

  5. meagan October 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! My youngest will have a blast making it.

  6. Jenny October 9, 2017 at 3:03 am - Reply

    This looks like so much fun! It’s so effective. Such a great way of getting your children involved in bird feeding

  7. Kate October 9, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

    This looks like the perfect craft idea with winter approaching quickly! Thanks for sharing the idea.

  8. meagan October 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    this is such a cute idea that my daughter and I are going to do this weekend! thanks

  9. Chelsea -thecrazysahm October 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    This looks like so much fun! I am going to have to do this with my kiddos soon.

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