Pinecone Bird Feeder
Are you looking for an easy DIY pinecone bird feeder tutorial? Here you go!
We made pinecone bird feeders at our last 4-H meeting, and it was a big hit with the kids and so easy.
And we learned something interesting: we’re doing birds a favor by feeding them in the winter. Birds need to eat all day in order to maintain energy to stay warm and to survive in cold climates.
Some birds have to consume as much as their body weight every day. At 5° F, a sparrow can only live without food for up to 15 hours.
So have fun with the kids and make some bird happy!
Pinecone Bird Feeder Tutorial
You will need these supplies:
- Pine cones
- Paper plates
- Butter knife or tongue depressors
- Smooth peanut butter (I’d buy the one with less salt)
- Ribbon or yarn
- Little cups
- Get a large clump of peanut butter on the paper plate for every participant or put some in a little cup.
- Use the knife or wooden stick to spread peanut butter on the pinecone.
- Fill the little cups with birdseed. Sprinkle the birdseed over the pinecone and roll the pinecone in the birdseed on the plate.
- Once you are happy with your bird feeder, cut a long length of yarn or ribbon to hang the bird feeder.
- Tie the ribbon around the pine cone near the top and tie a knot in the end of the ribbon.
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Our birds gobbled up this feeder in a day. Time to make more!