12 Days of Kid Made Christmas : Day 1 {Pinecone Birdfeeder}

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

Today kicks off our 12 Days of Kid Made Christmas.  Our first project was a favorite from last year, pine cone bird feeders.





pine cone
peanut butter
bird seed
string or yarn to hang the pine cone
spoon or knife

Optional Supplies: (to help control the mess)
cookie sheet
aluminum foil

I placed the foil on the cookie sheet to help contain the mess and make clean up easy.  Then the boys picked out a pine cone and started covering it in peanut butter.

And, if you are my boys, there is a little bit of tasting too.

Once your pine cone is covered, then roll it in the birdseed.  Just a note the more peanut butter, the more birdseed will stick.

Then I tied a string around the top and we headed out to hang our pinecones.

What crafts have you done with pinecones? 

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Comments: 6

  1. Visiting from TGIF Linky Party. We made these last year and it was a huge hit. I actually just took them down this weekend….yay….the seeds, etc were long gone. haha!

  2. My daughter and I like your craft! My daughter also wants me to make sure I tell you how pretty it is! 🙂

    • Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling says:

      Thanks. I will say they looked really pretty before all the rain we had over the weekend. They still look pretty good, but they just look a little wet. Make sure to put lots of peanut butter on there!

  3. Beth says:

    Love it – simple, fun & practical!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  4. Katie says:

    OOOhhhhhh I remember making these as a kid! What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!