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Make a simple pine cone bird feeder

Make a simple pine cone bird feeder

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As the weather gets colder, the birds that have not flown south for the winter could always use something to eat. This super easy bird feeder uses peanut butter for two purposes: as important fats for the birds, and as an edible glue to hold the bird seed onto the pine cone.

You’ll need

Large pine cones
Yarn, ribbon or string to hang the bird feeder
Peanut butter
Bird seed
Plates to contain the mess


  1. Tie your yarn, ribbon or string securely to the top of the pine cones.
  2. Coat the pine cones with a layer of peanut butter. Roll in bird seed and press it in.
  3. Put the pine cones in the freezer for an hour. Hang in a tree!

On Treehouse: Handprint holiday wreath

On Treehouse: Handprint holiday wreath


You know I’m not one for complicated children’s crafts. For one thing, my son is only likely to be interested in making something for about 20 minutes, so if it takes longer than that to set up I’m likely to get very irritated. We made this wreath, and then I pulled out another sheet of paper for him to go crazy on. When his wreath dried, we tacked it up on his bedroom door and he was thrilled.

Pop on over to Treehouse Parents to get the instructions.