How to Make Bird Feeders for Chidren's Crafts

If you are a child or an adult with a child then you have come to the right place. Read on to find out how to make a nice bird feeder craft.

Steps

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    Obtain a string and a pine cone.
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    Clean the pine cone. Take out anything such as pine needles. Remove large drops of sap by rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. Then, soak the cones in water. This will help get rid of little insects that have been using the pine cone as a home. For even better results, pour in a 1/2 cup of vinegar or ammonia. Continue this for 20 min.
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    Re-wash pine cone with only water.
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    Let the pinecone dry on a towel or cloth. (This can take an hour or two)
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    Cover the pine cone with peanut butter.
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    Stick bird seeds on the pine cone. Sometimes just plain small seeds work just as well.
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    Tie the string to the top. Make sure it's tight. If there's no "Top", Wrap the string around the pine cone several times, then tie a knot on a part of the string. Use more string to make a hook.
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    Hang it up somewhere where birds usually are.

Things You'll Need

  • a pine cone
  • string
  • peanut butter
  • Bird seeds or small seeds
  • Alcohol and Q-tips for removing sap. (optional)
  • Vinegar or ammonia (optional)
  • A sink full of water
  • A towel or cloth

Article Info

Categories: Nature Crafts