Materials Needed: peanut butter, birdseed, pine cones (empty toilet paper rolls can work great also) and string
In my home state of Michigan, winter can often seem never-ending – particularly when you have a house full of little ones like I do! Those days spent indoors can be turned into an ideal opportunity to do something for someone else, or in this case, someTHING else. Namely our feathered friends the birds!
Recently we had a playdate at our house where the girls made pine cone birdfeeders.
You’d think with 3 little ones at home I would be used to mess, but I have to confess that it makes me a little nutty to have too much to clean up! So this project was made made much cleaner and easier by giving each girl her own birdfeeder station consisting of a cookie sheet, bowl of peanut butter, bowl of birdseed, child friendly spreader and pine cones.
After a healthy slathering of peanut butter and a dusting of bird seed, I tied string to the pine cones and the girls decorated a small tree in our front yard with the finished feeders. They had a great time creating this project, and the birds enjoyed it as well!