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Peanut Butter Pine Cones

Make this simple and easy pinecone bird feeder as a perfect activity to connect with nature and see birds right outside your window.

What you’ll need:
Pine Cone
3 parts peanut butter to 1 part grit
Bird Seed
Cotton or Wool String

Tie a string around the wide end of each pine cone, leaving at least 5 inches on each end. Place the bird seed in a container with tall sides. Microwave the peanut butter until soft, then mix in the grit (cornmeal, stale bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, or finely chopped stale nuts; peanut butter can stick in a bird’s throat so grit is necessary to prevent choking). Use a knife or small spatula to spread the peanut butter mixture on each cone. Roll each cone in the bird seed, shaking the excess seeds off into the container. Place the pine cones on waxed paper and allow the mixture to harden for about ½ hour. Use the string to hang the pine cones outside on a tree branch, shrub, or fence.

- WGFD -

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