Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kiddos Create: Pinecone

Pinecones were the object of choice this week in the Kiddos Create challenge. We decided to make pinecone bird feeders. They're fairly simple to make. You need a pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed. I told dd2 we were going to make a bird feeder so the birds outside could habe something to eat. I laid a small bowl of peanut butter, a handful of birdseed, and a pinecone on a tray. I gave her a plastic knife and explained that she needed to spread the peanut butter on the pine cone and sprinkle the birdseed all over. She stayed at this activity for a good 20 minutes. I did have to tell her she couldn't eat any of the nuts because these were only for the birds....
Disclaimer: The picture above isn't the one we camera is still being flakey.


  1. Okay, I just have to say that as soon as I saw that pic, I was in awe!!! I was planning on asking you how you were able to get such an awesome pic...until I read your disclaimer! :-)

    I still have yet to make pinecone bird feeders with my kiddos. I need to add that to my never-ending to-do list!!!!

    Thanks for linking up this week!

  2. The pine cone looks delicious! Does it spin around when birds peck it? And did you get a particular type of birdseed to stick on? We have tons of birds and our birdfeeders are empty...again!

    What a great craft to do with your child. I'll bet it was a hit.

  3. So far it's only been chickadees that are using it...and they're small enough to kind of perch on it. I just got a bad of birdseed from our local hardware store. I was thinking of getting a wooden birdhouse and smearing it with peanut butter and birdseed. That might look kind of cute and give the birds something bigger to perch on.