Apr 19, 2011

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

For Day 2 of Helping the Earth Week the kids made pine cone bird feeders! 

We made our own birdseed using dried cranberries, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, and oats. We also used peanut butter as an adhesive. 

We made it into a fine mixture using a food chopper. You can use a mini food processor, but ours is unfortunately out of commission at the moment.

 String or ribbon can be used as hangers, but we went green of course and used handles from old gift bags. Here are the kids having a blast making their birdfeeders :)

Gavin spreading peanut butter on his pine cone

Haleybug working on her pinecone

Hi Mama :)

Rolling their pine cones in the birdseed mixture

 Ta da! They came out awesome!

Some little girl apparently had other things in mind for these...

This really didn't surprise me...

Now back to our original plan LOL

Now we just have to wait and see what our feathery friends think of them :)

Here is a great site with birdseed recipes, and also a list of what not to feed birds: