WHAT IT IS: A mosaic project where kids fill their snow angels with birdseed, to the delight of their feathered friends
WHAT YOU NEED: Various types of birdseed, cups, pine boughs
Making snow angels has a timeless appeal, but as a form of artistic expression it can be a little like stamping out cookies. So we decided to take the concept a step further, decorating angels with a mosaic of birdseed. We worked in teams: One partner made the angel while the other partner stood by to help the maker get up without messing up the imprint. Then, standing in their established foot holes, both angel makers took turns pouring cups of birdseed into the angel, filling the head and body with bands of variously colored seed (we used thistle, corn, sunflower and safflower). Pine boughs became the angel's spreading wings.
TIP: Younger kids may find it easier to fill their angels with just one type of birdseed.