I’m sure by now you are aware that I am not a fan of crafts that take up a whole day (or even just half of one). I am also pretty unimaginative when it comes to thinking them up!
I am a huge fan of the toucanBoxes that we get every month but have recently spotted a few other crafts that seem quick and easy so thought I should put my Mummy hat on and get creative with Hudson, my 3-year-old.
This is the first, of hopefully many, crafts that I am publishing on Northamptonshire Mums and Kids and I think it’s a pretty cool one! I originally got the idea from one of our Little Cooks boxes, it was one of the additional activities you receive with your recipe.
Here is how to make a pine cone bird feeder…
You will need:
- pine cones (these should be easy to find under some pine trees in your local area but if not you can actually buy them on Amazon here.)
- string or twine
- peanut butter (or you could use lard)
- seeds, oats and dried fruit
How to make:
- Tie your string or twine around the pine cones. Make sure you leave enough length to hang your pine cone bird feeder from the tree.
2. Cover your pine cone in peanut butter, making sure to push into into all the gaps.
3. Sprinkle your mix of seeds, oats and dried fruits over the peanut butter, again pushing gently into the gaps. We used pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and raisins. I gave them a quick, rough chop first.
4. Hang your pine cone bird feeder in the garden, somewhere high.
Once completed, make sure your share a photo in the Facebook group or on Instagram using the hashtag #NorthamptonshireKids
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