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Give your kids something fun to do this winter and feed the birds at the same time!

by Claire Dojcsak 13th October 2020

 

Bird Feeder from Pine Cones

 

WHAT YOU NEED

 

  • winter bird seed mix (See below.)
  • dried fruit pieces
  • sunflower seeds
  • pine cones
  • string or wire

 

WHAT YOU DO

 

  1. Attach wire or string to the top of a pine cone to make a hanger.
  2. Make winter bird seed mix.
  3. Spread the mixture between the scales of the pine cone.
  4. Decorate the pine cone with bits of dried fruit and sunflower seeds.
  5. Chill the pine cone in the refrigerator to harden.

 

WINTER BIRD MIX

 

• ¼ cup lard
• ¼ cup peanut butter
• ¾ cup birdseed
• 1½ cups cornmeal

 

 

With an adult’s help, melt the lard and peanut butter together. Then stir in the birdseed and cornmeal. Let cool.

Posted by Recreation
13th October 2020 12:00 am.
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