Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Try-It Tuesday: Pinecone Bird Feeder
It's a simple project and all you need is a pinecone (we found these big ones at an area park), peanut butter and some bird seed.
I recommend either taking out the peanut butter you are going to use before applying it or waiting until your jar only has enough left to use to make one. That way you are not contaminating your peanut butter with any sap or dirt from the pinecone.
The next step is to sprinkle bird seed over the top. We put our pinecones over egg cartons when we were pouring the seed so that we could catch the excess seeds.
We also tired some twine to the top so that we could easily hang it.
What kind of bird your attract to this feeder will depend upon your location, type of seed you used and the level at which you hung it. My son really wanted to hang it on an apple tree by himself and this was as high as he could reach, which might mean it becomes more of a squirrel feeder since it is so low.