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Pinecone & peanut butter bird treats

These are such an easy DIY and great to involves small kids in. You don't need anything fancy and the wild birds (and squirrels) will thank you for their winter treats!
Prep Time15 mins
Freezing time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Equipment

  • Pinecones
  • Butter knife or spatula for little kids
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Small dish or bowl for the birdseed
  • Cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter
  • Wild bird seed
  • Black oiled sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Tie the twine around the top of the pinecone and form a loop for hanging.
  • In a small dish, pour some birdseed and sunflower seeds
  • Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil
  • Using a butter knife or spatula cover the entire pinecone in peanut butter.
  • Roll and press the peanut butter covered pinecone into the seeds.
  • Place the pinecones on the cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer for 1 hour so they can firm up.
  • Hang them outside for the birds, making sure to hang them where there is a branch underneath for them to perch on.