With the Kids

A Classic Crafty Bird Feeder

We made a pine cone crafty bird feeder today, giving our friends in the sky something to snack on. There’s a few different ways to craft a bird feeder, but we chose the classic kind using peanut butter and bird seed.

Pine Cone Crafty Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Crafty Bird Feeder

Here’s a video we made showing how to make a Pine Cone Crafty Bird Feeder. My son was the camera man, so I apologize if you get a little motion sick!


  • pine cones
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed
  • string
  • something to hang it from, tree, porch, fence, etc.

Bird Feeder Supplies


Spread the peanut butter onto the pine cone. Roll it around in seeds. Tie a string at the top of the pine cone. Now hang it from a tree. Hopefully soon the birds will start munching!

Hang a Bird Feeder

Other fun Bird Feeders we’ve seen:


  1. Any ideas how to make this craft (or something similar for bird feeding) without the peanut butter for kiddos with severe nut allergies?

  2. Hi Marie!

    Love your site! Until recently, I taught technology to 600 students each week!

    Today, I am a busy freelance writer, mom and online safety educator. Most of my writing focuses on parenting, children and online safety issues. I wanted to let you know, I ran across your site and added your YouTube video on the adorable bird feeder in one of my Working Mom articles at Examiner.com.

    If you have any more creative ideas that are kid-safe and affordable, please let me know. I’ll be glad to highlight them!

    Great job! Thanks1

    Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

  3. I snagged a giant bag of the most beautiful pine cones at a yard sale Saturday. Gonna spray paint half a la Thrifty Decor Chick and planned pine bird feeders for the rest.

    Great minds, eh? :D

  4. So we had a bunch of kids over to do this in February and all I can say is, doing this craft in a wading pool makes all the difference to your vacuuming load!

  5. What an enthusiastic camera-man! The first time we made birdseed pinecones I learned that you have to take the PB out of the jar in advance for this project. I opened the jar, turned my back, and had bunch of preschool double dippers going back into the PB jar. Oops.

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