Easy and inexpensive project for young children.  Pinecone birdfeeders are a great way to teach children about nature.  This craft project is ideal for preschoolers and school aged children.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Pinecones
  • Yarn, ribbon or string
  • Birdseed
  • Peanut butter
  • Knife or spoon

Craft Instructions

  1. Tie yarn or string securely around the end of the pinecone.
  2. Using a knife or the back of a spoon, cover the pinecone with peanut butter.
  3. Roll the pinecone in birdseed.  An easy way to do this is to pour the birdseed onto a plate.
  4. Tie the birdfeeder to a tree and let the birds enjoy eating and the children enjoy watching.

Hint:  If you are doing this with a large group of children, consider using paper plates to pour the birdseed onto.  Also use plastic knives or spoons as this will make cleanup a breeze.

Printable Instructions

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