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Crafting With Kids: Pinecone Birdfeeders

by | May 8, 2020 | 2020, Blog, Family Life, Kids' Activities

Every Friday, we are doing a Crafting With Kids activity and today we are making pinecone birdfeeders with our friend, Emily! Spring is here and that means all of little critters that were hibernating over the winter are now making themselves seen in our backyards and fields and they are hungry! This is such an easy craft to keep the kids busy and to give those critters something good to eat. Go round up some pinecones that you may have stashed away and let’s get rolling!
 

Materials:

    • pinecones
    • peanut butter
    • bird seed (can also add in dried fruit/cereal)
    • yarn/string

Steps:

1. Spread peanut butter onto the pinecone using a spreader, spoon, butter knife – whatever you’ve got! Get that peanut butter into as much of the little nooks and crannies as you can to give the seeds something to stick on to.
 
 
 
 
2. Once you’ve covered enough of the pinecone with the peanut butter, put a layer of bird seed/cereal/dried fruit pieces onto a paper plate and roll the pinecone around until it is covered.
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Tie a piece of yarn or string around one end of the pinecone, making sure you catch the loop under some of the scales to give the string something to hold onto.
 
 
 
 
 
4. Hang in a tree for the birds to enjoy and watch your pinecones bring all the birds to your yard!
 
 
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