DIY – Pine Cone Bird Feeder

This is an oldy but a goody!

I needed a project for my busy Toddler. I had just recently collected some pine cones from my dads house, because you never know when you will need pine cones ;) I remembered a project from when I was a kid. The bird feeder made from a pine cone. The only thing I needed to buy was the bird seed at $3.00. Tis the season to be thinking of gift giving. This is a great gift for your child to make and give to their grandparents or neighbors. 

Pine cones
Peanut Butter
String (I only had dental floss)
Bird seed
Spoons or Butter Knife

For making it a gift:
Cellophane bag
Gift Tag

1. Scoop some peanut butter in a cup for dipping.
2. Tie a string around the pine cone (the only string I had in my house was dental floss!)
3. Give your kid the pine cone and the peanut butter and let the mess begin!

4. Pour a cup with bird seed over the peanut butter. The tray will contain most of the bird seed, to keep reusing.

5. Tie it to a tree branch. My son was watching it all day to see if the birds were snacking. Sadly the birds were too quick for my camera.


Clean up: Hose your kid down, because the peanut butter was every where.

Toddler tested and baby approved:

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