Children’s Activities – Peanut Butter and Seed Pine Cones

Peanut Butter and Seed Pine Cones:
This is a simple activity, which involves few materials and the joy of watching birds and squirrels enjoy their treat.

-Medium to large size pine cones
-Approximately 2′ of strong string or twine
-Peanut Butter
-Bird Seed
-Large Bowl or Tray
-Large Spatula

-Attach the string around the cone securely by tying it, with a long lead to hang from a tree limb or some other type of apparatus.
-Pour the seed out onto a tray or into a large bowl.
-Using a spatula, spread the peanut butter all around the cone. You can cover it almost completely or just spread the peanut butter on the bottom.
-Roll the pine cone in the seed, covering and mashing the seed into the peanut butter.
-Create a slip knot on one end of the cone and hang it from a tree branch.

Birds will hang onto it and munch away.

Peanut Butter Pine Cone

Thanks to Jennifer Haworth for this contribution!

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