::: pine cone bird feeders
Holidays are a great time for nature walks and collecting treasures from the bush.
Our atuumn weather is so fantastic the children are able to spend most of the day outside playing and exploring.
On one adventure they collected a pile of pine cones and we thought it would be fun to make them into some native bird feeders.
All you need is peanut butter, native bird seed, string and open pine cones.
We tied the string around the pine cone so we could hang them in a tree. Wire would have been a better option but we didn’t have any!
We mixed the bird seed with the peanut butter …
– the children choosing to mix with their hands.
Such ooey gooey fun!
Once it’s well mixed all you need to do is stuff the mixture into the open cones.
You can use your hands …
or a knife.
Next they rolled the pine cones firmly into some extra bird seed to cover all the peanut butter.
Taadaa! … Beautiful native bird feeders.
We hung them in the tree and waited.
The very next afternoon we noticed our first visitors had arrived …
Beautiful rosellas …
and they really LOVED them!
PLEASE be aware that some children suffer from peanut allergies, which would make this activity unsuitable.