Half term on a budget: Make an easy peasy bird feeder

 To make a pine cone bird feeder you just attach a pine cone to a piece of string and dip it into melted vegetable suet before rolling in wild birdseed. If your child  does not have a nut allergy this alternative may be easier for them to be involved in – using a palette knife, you could apply a coating of peanut butter to the pine cone, again before rolling in wild birdseed or peanuts

Make a bird feeder

Great fun for the kids to do. You could set up a little production line and make quite a few! The pine cones can then be hung out ready for the birds.

This idea is an extract from my ebook . For 49 more Autumn ideas on a budget with your little one you can click thorugh to purchase. The ebook is just £1.50. happy half term!      




  1. October 27, 2010 / 7:15 am

    what a super idea! wish i’d collected some before the snow came and covered them all up!

  2. Becky
    October 27, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    Ah but how lovely pinecones with snowy hats x

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