Kids and gardens go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re naturals. And since kids who garden eat their fruits and vegetables, there will plenty of peanut butter left over to share with the birds. No, seriously! When it’s covered with seeds, they will LOVE it! And kids will have fun making it.
What you’ll need:
twine or fishing line
scissors to cut twine
peanut butter or vegetable shortening
spatula (or fingers work, too!)
birdseed – sunflower, millet, dried fruit and/or nuts finely chopped
Simply cut your twine to size and tie around the top end of your pinecone. Holding twine aside, coat pinecone with peanut butter, pressing it into the pinecone with a spatula (or your fingers!)
Now roll your pinecone in a bowl of birdseed until well-coated with seed. Shake loose any unstuck seed and hang your pinecone feeder from the nearest tree or wherever your bird friends like to fly.
It’s the perfect accent to a terra cotta bird bath, if you ask me! And a great craft for school gardens.