Christmas Activities

Peanutty Pine Cones

Peanutty Pine Cones Christmas Activity
Peanutty Pine Cones Christmas Activity

Help feed the birds this Christmas with these peanutty pine cone decorations!

What You'll Need:

Pine cone



Waxed paper

Peanut butter

Butter knife



Not all birds fly south for the winter! You can help feed them when they might be having a hard time finding anything to eat. This project will not only feed the birds, it makes a pretty decoration hanging from a tree.

Cut a length of string 1 to 2 feet long. Tie the string around the base of the pine cone so that the narrower end hangs down. Place the cone on a sheet of waxed paper. Hold the cone down while you use a butter knife to spread peanut butter over it. Try to cover the whole cone but not the string!

Sprinkle birdseed on top of the peanut butter. Roll the cone around on the waxed paper to get all the birdseed. Tie the ribbon into a bow where the string meets the pine cone. (Try not to get peanut butter on the ribbon.) Holding the pine cone by the string, take it outdoors and tie it to a tree branch.

Once your birds are nice and full, head to the next section to learn how to brighten up a cold winter day. Find out how easy it is make a rainbow in the snow!

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