How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

by Tonya Staab
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This pine cone bird feeder craft is perfect for spring, rainy days, and snow days. Kids are going to love watching the birds fly in to feed.

instructions to make pine cone bird feeders with kids
Make pine cone bird feeders with kids.

Pine cone bird feeder craft


  • Pine cones
  • Peanut Butter
  • Birdseed
  • Hemp cord, string, or ribbon


Spread peanut butter onto the pine cone. We found that using a small knife (that wasn’t sharp) such as a butter knife, plastic knife, or pate knife was perfect for this.

kids spreading peanut butter on pinecones to make bird feeders
Kids spreading peanut butter on pine cones to make feeders.

Roll or sprinkle assorted birdseed over the peanut butter so that it sticks.

pine cones covered in peanut butter and birdseed to make bird feeders
Roll pine cones in birdseed on top of peanut butter to make bird feeders.

Tie your string, ribbon, or rope around the bird feeder and hang it outside.

Hang a pine cone with peanut butter and birdseed outside for the birds.

Birds are going to love this. By the following day, one of the pine cones was stripped of bird seeds and they had started on the second one. What a lovely Christmas treat for them.

This would make a great project for an outdoor themed party. Just don’t go making them at a campground and leave them out overnight, you might attract unwanted wildlife.

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