Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pine Cone Bird Feeders---Treat your Resident Birds!

With my daughter off of school numerous times over the next couple of months, I am totally whipping out all sorts of projects. Last night, we made cute little pine cone bird feeders. We have a number of birds stopping in our yard, so I am sure that they will enjoy a little snack!

To make our bird feeders, we needed:
  •  pine cones
  • bird seed
  • peanut butter
  •  ribbon or string
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • 2 bowls
  • a plate
  • spatula
  • a plate, aluminum foil, or any place to set the feeders until you are ready to hang them
Assembly:

First, we glued our string to our pine cones. You can also tie string around the pine cones instead. I didn't do this because we were using smaller string remnants. (I save pieces of string from gifts, etc. for using again.) Then, we put a large scoop of seeds in a bowl. In another bowl, I put about a quarter cup of smooth peanut butter. I mixed a tiny bit of water with the peanut butter to make it easier to spread. I also set out some foil to lay our creations upon.

Our pine cone with string.



Next, my daughter spread the peanut butter on a pine cone using a spatula. We placed a healthy amount of seeds on a plate. Then, she rolled the pine in the seeds. She place the finished product onto the foil to await be hung in the morning. This was an easy project and I am sure we will be doing it again in the future!

Rolling our peanut buttered pine cones in seed.

Voila, some treats for our birdies!

Finished products.

3 comments:

  1. I remember doing this project as a kid. I don't think either of the wee ones has ever done it, but how fun! I may have to do this with them soon - we have enough pine cones they love to collect! I love the idea of thinning the peanut butter. Brilliant.

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  2. The thinning out really does make it easier for the kids to spread the peanut butter. These projects are meant to be fun, not frustrating!

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  3. The birds will be very happy!Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

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