Picture Credit: Alanna Story
The fall weather in Utah has been AH-MAZING this year but unfortunately it isn’t going to stay that way, so we’ve been trying to take advantage of all the warmth and sunshine we can get. Since colder weather will be here soon we wanted to share a fun craft we did with our littles that will have the birds singing with excitement this winter.
These EASY pinecone and apple bird feeders were a hit with the kids, super fun and INEXPENSIVE to make. (You may even have most of the items you need around your house already.)
Here’s what we used: apples, pinecones, peanut butter, twine and bird seeds. We also added some cranberries for decorations.
** Allergy Substitution** You can easily substitute vanilla frosting for the peanut butter.
We then loaded everyone in the car and headed up the canyon to hang our bird feeders in the trees for our feathered friends. (If you have a favorite tree in your yard or at a near by park those are great places to hang them too!) So grab your supplies, your kids, or even make a date night of it. However you decide to make them, just have FUN!
Pinecone Bird Feeders
-Easy Peasy Directions-
Microwave Peanut Butter in a Microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds (just enough to soften it up)
Cut apples into 1/4 inch slices
Tie twine onto pine cone or apple (We used a straw to poke a hole in the apple slices for the twine)
Dip Apple slices or pine cone in peanut butter
Then Roll in bird seed of your choice.
And thats it! Now go find a tree near by and watch those birds devour their winter surprise!
Alanna, Natalie & Lyndsie