Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Easy Pinecone Bird Feeders

We have a ton of birds around our house right now with lots of new birds hatching. My kids wanted to put out a bird feeder, but we made one instead! All you need is a pine cone, bird seed, peanut butter, and string. (A plastic knife works well to spread the peanut butter on.)


1. Find a pine cone :)

2. Using a knife, gently spread peanut butter
   around the pine cone. (Because I grabbed
   our pine cone on one of our walks, I
   placed some peanut butter in a washable
   container and used a plastic knife to
   spread it on. That way I didn't spread any
   yucky junk from the pine
   cone into the peanut butter jar.)

3. Roll in bird seed. (I used the top of the
   washable container to hold a small
   mound of bird seed to roll the pine cone in.

4. Tie a string on the bottom of the pine cone
   and hang outside on a tree branch.

5. Sit back and enjoy the birds!

Side Note: We had 3 birds come until a baby squirrel came to the bird feeder. My son walked outside and the squirrel ran off. An hour later, I noticed the pine cone was gone! Not on the ground, but completely gone. Oh well, there's always more pine cones to find on walks...

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