Rainy Day Crafts: Pinecone Bird Feeders


Spring is pretending to arrive around here. Our family of three is slowly becoming comfortable with being a family of four. I’m still home with Monkey and Bear for a little bit longer.

Monkey is loving it. She still goes to daycare once a week, spends time with Granna, but mostly she wants to be home with me.

So, what to do with this rainy day?

Monkey had picked up some pinecones on a walk we took the other night. Pinecone Bird Feeders!

What you need:


Nut butter
Bird seed
Paint brushes (we used foam)

Cut a piece of string and tie it around the base of each pinecone. Make it secure or the squirrels will run off with them!


“Paint” the nut butter onto the pinecones. Find a willing toddler to assist with this (and yes, the nut butter will be eaten…).


Place the pinecone into a bowl with bird seed and pour more over the top to coat, again toddler assistance recommended (yes, bird seed will go everywhere).


Admire your work and then hang outside (once the rain has stopped).


About Emma BL

In the begining, there was just the two of us, then there were furbabies, and then a baby! We started trying to conceive in Nov 2010, but experienced complications and a miscarriage. Finally in April 2012 we welcomed Monkey and Bear joined in 2015. While preggo and trying to become preggo with Monkey, I often hit the web search for information about what is happening to me and I hope that through sharing my experiences, others gain some knowledge. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet. So take all my experiences and advice with a grain of salt! Now that Monkey and Bear are around and we have made the transition to parents... we try to answer the question "is there life after the baby bump?"
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