DIY Pinecone bird feeders

Making pinecone bird feeders, is a great way for tamariki to gain an appreciation of Tane Mahuta (God of the forest & birds), connect to nature, learn how to follow a process & develop fine motor skills. Plus it’s super FUN, a bit sticky & a bit messy!

What you’ll need:

  • Pine cones
  • Wild bird seed
  • Coconut oil or peanut butter
  • String

How to:

  1. Tie string around one end of the pine cone and make a loop so you can hang it.
  2. Paint slightly melted coconut oil or spread peanut butter all over the pine cone and in the gaps.
  3. Next pour bird seed onto a dinner plate or tray.
  4. Roll the pine cone over the birdseed & shake off any excess.
  5. Set aside pine cone in a cool place to set, or pop into the fridge until hardened.
  6. Hang bird feeder in a tree, sit back & enjoy!

Written by: Angela Stone

Images: Susan hunt

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