My toddler is in love with spring! And she loves to watch and see if any squirrels are coming out to play in the backyard. Lately we’ve been watching lot’s of new birds coming into our yard, and she gets so excited with each new one. I thought it would be fun to make a bird feeder!
It’s an easy preschool craft and it encourages more birds to fly by our windows! All you need is a pine cone, peanut butter, and bird seed!
~Making a Pine Cone Birdfeeder~
Step 1- Find a Pine Cone! If your yard is like ours – that wont be a problem! Be sure to tie a string around it for hanging before you cover it in seeds!
Step 2- Spread a mix of Peanut Butter & Butter on your pine cone getting it inside the crevices. *The mix keeps the peanut butter from sticking to the birds beak, and prevents choking. A preschooler can easily do this with a spoon with very little help.
Step 3- Dip your peanut butter covered pine cone into a tray of birdseed. Pres the seeds in. I put our birdfeeder in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let it get a bit hard. That way when we went to hang it up it would be a little hardier.
Enjoy birds in your yard:)
P.S. If you have Disney Channel on demand there is currently an episode of “Special Agent Oso” that features making a pinecone bird feeder! It’s called Goldfeather/Ride. And my daughter LOVED watching it before we started our project. She was telling me what step 1, 2 and 3 were after watching it:)
*Thanks to the Pine Cone Lady for the butter tip!