How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder



how to make a pine cone bird feeder

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school soon and the summer will be in full swing. With many kids at home during the summer, parents can find themselves struggling to find things to keep the kids entertained while they are home. There are plenty of activities to do with kids during the summer and getting outdoors should be on everyone’s to-do list.

If you are looking for a fun craft to do with the kids, create pine cone bird feeders! These bird feeders are so easy to make, affordable, and exciting for all. We enjoy bird watching after we find a nice and quiet location for our pine cone bird feeder!

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How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Supplies:

  • Pine Cones
  • Small bowl of Peanut Butter
  • Bird Seeds
  • Plastic Spoon, Popsicle stick, or Spatula (to spread the peanut butter)
  • Paper Plate

Directions:

1. Place the pine cone on a paper plate.

2. Using a plastic spoon or spatula, spread peanut butter around the pine cone. Try to cover as much of the pine cone as you can with a thin layer of peanut butter.

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

3. Once the pine cone is covered in peanut butter, roll the pine cone around in the bird seeds until the pine cone is covered with bird seed.

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

4. Tie a string at the top of the pine cone and hang from a tree in your yard.

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

5. Sit back and wait for the birds to arrive and enjoy the seeds from the pine cone bird feeder!

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

We completed this pine cone bird feeder activity recently and the birds do come to eat from the bird feeders! The only birds we saw during our first experiment were black birds. We are going to keep creating these easy-to-make bird feeders and see if we can spot any new birds soon!

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

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  1. Rebecca Buck says

    It is my understanding that peanut butter is not the best choice for birds. It was suggested that lard ( animal fat) is best.

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  1. […] If you have little kids (or if you’re one yourself), it’s time to have messy arts and crafts. These fall months can begin the migration of new varieties of birds through our areas, so make them a snack. You remember how to do this! When the pinecones fall in the yard save them for projects. Take a few, smear them with peanut butter, and sprinkle them with bird seed. Hang it from a tree branch or shepard’s hook and voila! Instant bird feeder. Here’s a tutorial from Mom.Wife.BusyLife. […]