Make a pinecone bird feeder



Understanding the world around us is an important developmental skill.

Help your child interact with nature with a tactile experience that also builds

fine motor skills, made from a few simple materials around your home (and yard)! 

We'll be making these in the museum on Friday, November 22nd.


Supplies:

pinecones

string, yarn or ribbon

peanut butter, shortening or lard

birdseed mix

spoon or craft stick

bowl


How to: 

1. Tie a piece of string around the pinecone to create a hanging loop


2. Spread peanut butter or alternative over all sides of pinecone


3. Pour 1/2” deep layer of birdseed in a bowl, sprinkle or roll pinecone in birdseed


4. Hang your feeder on a tree or other outdoor structure and watch the birds feast

on your creation!



*check out our monthly calendar on our homepage for a list of daily programs and activities

37 views
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
phone: 616.235.4726
fax: 616.235.4728
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Pinterest Icon

Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved The Grand Rapids Children's Museum