Spring/Summer Activity for Kids: Pine cone bird feeder

May 12, 2014


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I have had these photos for a few months now of a simple bird feeder project using pine cones, string or ribbon, clothes hanger, peanut butter, bird feed and butter knife (and newspaper). Now I know many of you have probably seen these hanging at your child’s elementary school or maybe had your child bring one home but it’s my 5 year olds favorite out door project, this is our second year doing it. Here are some simple step-by- step instructions with photo captions:

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Nevaeh with the needed items

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Tie ribbon around the pine cone near an end

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Attach the ribbon to a hanger. Do this for each pine cone, I did 4

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Spread out a newspaper and lay the pine cones down on it.

Spread peanut butter on each pine cone and sprinkle bird feed on top.

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Hang the hanger on a tree limb or post.

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Watch your kids (and birds, squirrels) enjoy!

I am sure you found that easy, and it works to. The pine cones no longer have feed on them. Enjoy this project if you get around to it!
Rachel xo

Linking up with: Becky and others for Summer Activities for Kids

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  • kerisnyder2014 May 13, 2014 at 1:24 am

    This is perfect idea for my boys who love birds… and we have plenty of pinecones. Thank you so much for linking up with us!

    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      🙂 your welcome thanks for coming by. Glad you got a summer idea.

  • Becky @ bybmg May 13, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Great idea! I never thought to attach them to a hanger.

  • Elizabeth May 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    So glad you joined us! What a beautiful online space you have~

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