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Make a Bird Nest You Can Eat

You can build robin nests that are good enough to eat!

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Participant Age: 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • 12-oz. package of butterscotch or peanut butter baking chips
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • blue jelly beans or Jordan almonds
  • 5-oz. can of chow mein noodles
  • saucepan and spoon
  • wax paper
Melt chips

Stir baking chips in a pan over low heat till melted and smooth.

Add noodles

Stir in noodles till completely covered.

Place on sheets

Plop 8 to 10 spoonfuls of mixture onto cookie sheets covered with wax paper.

Shape nests

Shape each spoonful into a cup-shaped nest.

Chill

Put in the refrigerator to chill.

Add candy eggs

Add several candy "eggs" to each edible nest.


Recipe by Ellen Lambeth; photo by Mark Godfrey

This recipe originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.


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