*Note: If you don't have any pinecones in your yard, try a local
park. Some craft stores also carry pinecones.
Place a large spoonful of peanut butter on a plate and give your
child a knife to spread the peanut butter all over the pinecone.
Repeat for however many pinecone bird feeders your child is going
To avoid getting bird seed all over the place, it's a good idea
to do the next step outside.
Have your child take the peanut butter-covered pinecones outside.
Pour some wild bird seed onto a plate and have your child roll
the pinecones in the bird seed.
Help your child tie an approximately 24-in. piece of yarn or
twine around the top portion of each pinecone.
Sprinkle some more bird seed on the pinecones to make sure they
are completely covered.
Let your child choose where he or she wants to hang the completed
pinecone bird feeders and then tie the bird feeders in place.
Sit indoors with your child and watch for visiting birds!
This craft project is a big hit with preschoolers. My boys ate
as much peanut butter as they put on their pinecones! Make sure
to take pictures.
Photos of finished birdfeeders:
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