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Make a pine cone bird feeder to give the birds in your backyard a healthy snack

Find some pine cones in your backyard or your campsite - or in your backyard campsite! These will be the base of your bi
Find some pine cones in your backyard or your campsite — or in your backyard campsite! These will be the base of your bird feeder.
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The outdoors are full of wildlife this time of year — caterpillars, toads and many types of birds.

That’s true whether you’re visiting a campsite or just in your backyard or a nearby park.

A simple and fun way to feed the birds swooping through the summer skies is with a homemade bird feeder.

To make one, grab a jar of peanut butter, something to spread the peanut butter with (we used a butter knife), two plates, bird seed and some twine or string. Then, venture outside for the rest.

How to make a pine cone bird feeder

1. Find some pine cones in your backyard or your campsite — or in your backyard campsite! These will be the base of your bird feeder.

 

 
 

2. Spread your peanut butter around on a plate. Then grab a pine cone and gently roll it through the peanut butter. You want to get enough that the pine cone gets really sticky.

 

 
 

3. Take your other plate and sprinkle bird feed on it. Roll your pine cone around again.

 

 
 

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4. Wrap a piece of twine or string around the bottom of your pine cone (it will hang upside-down) tucking the twine into the cone’s scales. Find a branch (or anywhere you want) to hang it.

 

 

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