Yak Craft

Snack Shack

Just for kids

Yak's Corner

January 17, 2000

WHAT YOU NEED:

* An 8-ounce milk or juice carton, rinsed and dried

* White glue (or glue gun with adult's help)

* A heavy paper plate

* A 4-inch by 6-inch piece of cardboard

* Three pieces of twine or string, each 24 inches long

To cover the house:

* 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

* 1/2 cup flour

* 2 tablespoons cornmeal

* 10 graham cracker squares

* Bird seed that includes sunflower seeds

* 2 ice cream sugar cones

WHAT TO DO:

1. Make a "sticky mix" of the peanut butter, flour and cornmeal.

2. Spread the sticky mix on one side of each of six graham cracker squares. Dip each square into a plate of bird seed until completely covered. Then frost the other side of the cracker square and press the square on each "wall" or side of the carton.

3. Fold cardboard in half to make roof. Glue roof to carton.

4. Attach two graham cracker squares to roof. Fill in any gaps with sticky mix and add on more seeds.

5. Use remaining graham crackers for door and windows, frosting with sticky mix and attaching to house.

6. To make trees, cover ice cream cones with sticky mix and roll in bird seed.

7. Glue the carton and trees to paper plate.

8. To make a hanger, punch three holes in the edge of the paper plate. Put a piece of twine through each hole and tie a knot in the end to hold it in place. Then take the free ends of twine and tie them into a knot at the far end.

Source: Adapted from an article in Country Living Gardener's November-December 1999 issue, written by Jennifer Cecere and used with permission.

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