Backyard birdfeeders made of natural materials was an inspiration to draw more birds to our yard this year. Wanting a quick and easy idea, we decided to go for all natural ingredients.
momstown had heard of many feeders using peanut butter as the base, but with an allergic chold it wasn’t usable for us. Instead we used plain on butter to stick the birdseed to.
• Butter/Margarine (or peanut butter)
• Birdseed (sold anywhere, Dollar store even)
• Ribbon or string for hanging
Cut the string to the length needed to hang and tie onto the pinecone. Do this first before spreading butter otherwise it’s almost impossible to do it later.
Spread the butter onto the pinecone very liberally. It needs a good coat and inbetween the pinecone branches, this way it will trap more birdseed. Spreading the butter is great fun for the younger crowd, there’s no real way to do this wrong so let them spread independently!
Sprinkle birdseed on a flat surface, like a pie plate, and roll the buttered pinecone in it until well covered. Make sure the birdseed is well pressed onto the pinecone.
Hang your pinecone birdfeeder in a spot your child thinks will draw lots of birds. Being able to see the feeder from the window will add to the delight, especially from the breakfast table!
This bird seed cookie recipe is another fun way to create a a bird feeder too!