Kids Activities / Raptor Party Recipes
Dress Up like a Raptor
Nothing beats having a ‘bird of prey’ themed party. Halloween is another good excuse. Sharp hooked beaks, yellow talons and feathers are all defining features of raptors. Zoe Armstrong, with help from her Mum, put together this eagle costume. Yellow tights, a helmet lined with feathers and a bald eagle mask topped off this ‘dress-up’. (Purchase the eagle mask at our Wingspan gift shop).
What other raptors can you dress up as?
Raptor recipes - Owl Pellet Treats
Zoe’s “Owl Pellet” Treats
1 can reduced cream
1 Tbsp of cocoa
At least 8-10 biscuits (malt or milk arrowroot work well)
Crush the biscuits in a bag with rolling pin until they are small crumbs.
Add cocoa and cream, mixing together until balls can be formed, making sure the mixture does not get too wet.
Finish off by rolling them in desiccated coconut.
Serving suggestion: Put the ‘pellets’ on a plate of crumbled ‘Cadbury flakes’ to make them look like they are amongst twigs and debris on the ground, as they would in the wild.
Raptor Recipes - Falcon Chicken Nibbles
Charlotte’s “Falcon Pellet” Surprise
250g vegetable shortening
4 cups rice bubbles
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup desiccated coconut
Melt vegetable shortening in a saucepan over low heat, or in a microwave.
Mix rice bubbles, icing sugar, cocoa, coconut and melted shortening until well combined.
Spoon mixture evenly into 24 patty containers.
Set in refrigerator.
Tip: Add gummy worms and/or silver cachous for eyes and guts!
Raptor Recipes - Charlotte Falcon's Chicken Nibbles
Here at Wingspan the main food we feed our raptors is chicken. Now you too can create a yummy chicken treat! Be careful not to burn like we did!
Charlotte the Falcon's Chicken Nibbles
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup liquid honey
1Tbsp garlic (crushed)
Mix together and marinate chicken nibbles (the longer the better).
Bake at 200ºC for 45 minutes or until browned.
Raptor Birthday Cake Ideas
Birthdays are a great excuse for a bird of prey themed cake! These cakes are from members who put their creative skills to the test.