Growing sunflowers can be fun, eating the seeds can be delicious, but how about combining the two and make a pine cone bird seed feeder? It’s easy!
Pine Cone Bird Seed Feeder
twine or fishing line
scissors to cut twine
peanut butter or vegetable shortening
spatula (or fingers!)
bird seed — sunflowers, millet, dried fruit chopped small, and/or nuts finely chopped
Simply cut your twine to size and tie around the top end of your pine cone. We tied ours in a loop which makes it easy to hang from any tree branch.
Next we brushed/pressed on our shortening with a spatula, though some kids preferred their fingers. They work! Just keep wet napkins nearby.
Then we rolled our shortening-covered pine cone in the bird seed mixture until well-coated and ta-da! Your bird seed feeder is ready for hanging!
Is that great, or what? And FUN. Big fun!