Monday, May 19, 2008

Easy bird feeders (Kids Craft)

Today we needed something to do so we decided to work on a project that we had for a long time, but never found time to do (since it only took a little bit to do it I guess we should of done it before now, but I am glad to have had it today), pine cone bird feeders. We had picked up the pine cones while we where away in MA last fall.

All you need is :

  • pine cones
  • Sunbutter/or peanut butter (we use sunbutter because Elijah has a peanut allergy.)
  • some bird food

Pine cones (big ones that are open work best)

Fill with Sunbutter/peanut butter. (note you may want to do a little bit first to see the best way to get the Sunbutter/peanut butter to stick without destroying the pine cone.)

Roll, sprinkle, press... what ever... seeds into the Sunbutter/peanut butter. Then tie a ribbon/string on it.

I can't wait for the birds to find them;)

The best part, when you are all done you can eat the extra Sunbutter/peanut butter;)


Stephanie said...

such a cute idea...I can't wait to do it.

sunflower seeds...good thinking! ;)

val said...

OMGosh...we do these every year! Here is another one we do...the kids love it. Make the seed/sunbutter mixture and put it into a clean orange rind. Poke 3 holes and attach string. Hang from tree! 8-)

Thanks again for your comments at Curly Girl!

Zoë said...

Thank you Val I will try that. It sounds like fun.

I love Curly Girls site and love going there.

Tracey said...

You know what is crazy??? I can remember making those in school! Too much fun!! Thanks for taking me back in time!!

Zoë said...

No prob, Tracey. We had a blast making them.