My daughter is amazed by birds! so we made a pine cone bird feeder today, its the second set we have made, she is learning to watch the birds eat the seeds from the pine cones and be very quiet as not to scare them, I let her take pictures with our digital camera, I will show you those below, but I wanted to urge all of you to take your little ones outside and explore the wonders of nature! We made 3 pine cone feeders, one for mommy, daddy and Shayna. I put the peanut butter on she rolled the bird seed onto the pine cones! she was not only making pine cone cone feeders she was learning about texture and creativity! She loved that I let her make a mess.
All you need is a few pine cones gathered from the local park (Shayna and daddy’s job) then a little peanut butter (Smooth) spread all over pine cones, put bird seed into a bowl and have your child roll the pine cone around in the seed, add a string and you are ready to hang from a tree. Shayna is so proud of her creation she wants to see them everyday and watched the birds feed from them.
A simple fun project that allows for creative play and accomplishment!
Below is a pic Shayna took! (hmmm maybe a photographer in the making?)