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Kids Bird Feeder: Teaching Kids the Gift of Giving
Are you looking for a simple kids ornament craft? A traditional pinecone bird feeder is a great winter activity to teach kids to give a gift back to nature, especially during these cold winter months! So gather pinecones, berries and seeds and get ready to make an outdoor ornament for the birds!
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What You’ll Need for a DIY Bird Feeder:
- Bird Seed
– 1 piece 12″
- Craft Wire or Second Piece of String 6″
- Paper Clip
How to Make a Kids Ornament Craft Pinecone Bird Feeder:
Little hands have a hard time spreading peanut-butter on pinecones so I made this craft for my toddler and preschooler a little easier by spreading a thick layer of peanut-butter on a plate. They rolled the large pinecones around in the peanut-butter, and then rolled the peanut-butter covered pinecones around in a bowl of birdseed.
Knot the 12″string at one end, and tie the opposite end of the string around a bobby pin or paper clip. String berries down to the knot, then remove the paper clip and tie the ends of the string together to form a loop of berries.
Birds use more energy in colder months and during migration, so this Christmas ornament for kids to make is a great way to help birds find food more easily, and for kids to experience nature. Hang the bird feeder up in a bush or tree near a window so the kids can see their winter christmas gift being enjoyed by the birds!
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