Sunday, February 1, 2009

Beaked Bunch

Yesterday Jack had a class on birds at the zoo. Most of the pictures I took were blurry because I had accidentally put the camera on some weird setting and I didn't figure it out until halfway through the class. I got a few good ones, though. This is Jack and Sheldon the screech owl. The teacher said not to touch him and Jack seemed to think that meant that Sheldon was going to come after him.

For the craft, the kids made birdfeeders from pinecones, peanut butter, and raisins. It was a challenge to keep him from eating the peanut butter.

This week during the ice storm we made some bird feeders of our own using this recipe from Family Fun.
Mix together:
3/4 cup birdseed
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons water

Spray or wipe a cookie cutter with oil and place it on a foil covered cookie sheet. Pack the mixture into the cutter, inserting half a straw near the top to create a hole for hanging.

Bake the biscuit (with the straw) in a 170 degree over until the biscuit is hard--about one hour. Let it cool. Remove the straw, thread a ribbon through the hole, and hang it outside in a sheltered spot.

1 comment:

Michele said...

Oh how neat to be so close to a screech owl!

We're going to make those bird treats from Family Fun. I was just looking at them yesterday! I am glad to know they worked. Of course Ours will probably be gone as soon as we hang them because of our squirrels!