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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

(If you haven't signed up for the giveaway yet, you have until midnight tomorrow!) This idea is not original, but I still wanted to share! Last week we went on a hayride and got pumpkins. The farmers suggested this craft and even gave us some bird seed to complete it. We took pine cones and coated them with Crisco. The birds might enjoy peanut butter a bit more, but we had more shortening. (M knows we bake with shortening. She found out she does not like the taste of it though!) Then we sprinkled some seeds on the cone. (We did add more seeds later.)
I wasn't sure if we should attempt to make these to hang. In the end, I decided since we only have a sapling tree in our yard, we would just set the cones around the base of it. Now I am thinking it would have been better to hang them for the birdies.
It was fun, super simple, and a good outdoor project. And it will feed the birds!

5 comments:

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

What a perfect fall project...looking forward doing this one with Izzie!

Ticia said...

Sigh, I remember doing these as a kid.

Miller Moments said...

We enjoy this craft too, although ours always end up in the hands of our squirrels instead of the mouths of our birds.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I have to add this to my list of activities for this fall - those are always so much fun!

The Harris Family said...

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