Of course, the real question is - does anyone actually eat shredded wheat? And if so, why?
But in the meantime, while those epic questions go unanswered by the ages, I have found a wonderful use for the stuff!
Actually, it was found many years ago, because I did this craft as a child (and still have it!) - and it's super-easy! Of course, our 6yo still didn't like doing it (he is not a crafty kind o' guy), but by golly we did it anyway. Why? Because good homeschooling mothers do crafts, by gum! That's why!
Here you go - enjoy!
- Shredded wheat biscuits, the large kind (though I think small would work as well)
- White school glue
- Green food coloring
- Plastic lids (sour cream, etc.) - use a sharpie to draw out the desired shape of your wreath
- Tiny red beads (or whatever color)
Mix green food coloring with glue till desired color. In another bowl, lightly mash half a shredded wheat biscuit for each wreath. Pour colored glue over and mix in well with a spoon. Heap onto the plastic lid and shape into desired wreath shape. Press beads in. Let dry. Optional - paint over with a thin coat of white glue (which will dry clear). I suppose you could also do some sort of shellac/enamel/etc. Hang with ribbon as ornament on your tree.
Love it! Enjoy!