12 Days of Christmas – Activity 5: Pinecone Bird Feeder

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12 Days of Christmas – Activity 5: Pinecone Bird Feeder

Summer or winter, this natural pinecone bird feeder is a fun and easy craft for kids. Make a few and hang them from your trees outside as homemade outdoor ornaments.

Although many birds fly south in our northern climate, some birds do stick around and tackle the Canadian winter. The following are some birds you may see approach your homemade bird feeder: woodpeckers, blue jays, magpies, ravens, crows, chickadees, cardinals. Click here to learn more about birds.

What you’ll need:

  • Pinecone
  • Paper plate or tray
  • Butter knife
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • String
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Cut a piece of string to hang your bird feeder.

Tie the string in a knot around the pinecone near the top around 2-3 “rings” down.

Scoop some peanut butter onto a paper plate.

With the knife, spread peanut butter inside the pinecone and around the edges.

Sprinkle birdseed on the pinecone and then roll it in the leftover seed on the plate.

Hang the bird feeder in a tree and enjoy the birds!

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