Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Frugal Summer Craft Idea: Pinecone Bird Feeders

We have more than our fair share of pinecones in our yard, they seem to be never-ending!  My kids have always enjoyed making pinecone bird feeders. I thought the kids would make one or two each but they ended up making a total of 10! They were having so much fun that they didn't want to stop! Not only did the kids have a blast, but they were so easy for them to make! I gave them each a spoon and they got busy.

Here's how to make a pinecone bird feeder

Take a pinecone and cover it with peanut butter, then roll it in bird seed. Tie a string around the top of the pinecone and hang it. Simple, easy, done!


Let's add the peanut butter


Spooning on the peanut butter


Still need more peanut butter


Let's add the bird seed


WOW, look at them now


Hanging out for the birds

 

Have you ever made a pinecone bird feeder with your child?

7 comments:

CinnamonT3 said...

My kids might finally be old enough to do this this year. Looking forward to a fun summer :)

Carla Birnberg said...

My seven year old would ADORE THIS.

Jessica said...

They are so adorable making those! FYI - for those with a peanut allergy, other nut butters work too!

Andrea Kruse said...

I haven't had the chance to make one with my kids yet, but remember making them as a kid, myself. Fun and easy. :)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I have been meaning to do this with my son, I think he will love it!

LauraJJ said...

Oh these are so cute! Carter would have so much fun making these with me...and we have so many birds! Oh so excited to see some birds come!

Anonymous said...

What a cute, fun, inexpensive idea! My kiddos would love making these!