My son collected many pine cones before Christmas for decorations, so we thought a fun after-Christmas craft would be to make bird feeders. With many birds having a hard time finding food in the winter, making bird feeders provides a great food source—plus, it’s fun to bird watch together!
- Pine cone
- Peanut butter
- Bird seed
- Paper plate
- Butter knife
- Take the pine cone and tie the string to the top.
- Next take a large spoonful of peanut butter and put it on a paper plate.
- Use a butter knife to put the peanut butter all over the pine cone. Get the bottom too.
- Pour the birdseed over the pine cone or roll the pine cone into the bhttp://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/admin/pages/Publishing/index.php?cpissue=2&itm=0&mid=1334&siissue=20&view=new_article&issueid=2054ird seed.
- Hang it outside, in a tree or on the edge of your patio.
- Watch to see what birds come to enjoy a special treat.
You can also use your birdfeeder to help the Wildlife Department in their Winter Bird Feeder Survey this week!