Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Day Five:
Make a Christmas Bird Feeder.

What you'll need:

  • Pine cone
  • Paper plate
  • Butter knife
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Scissors

How to make it:

  1. Cut a long length of yarn or ribbon to hang the bird feeder.
  2. Tie the ribbon in a knot around the pine cone near the top (about 3 sections down).
  3. Tie a knot in the end of the ribbon.
  4. Use the knife to get a large clump of peanut butter on the paper plate.
  5. Use the knife to spread peanut butter inside the pine cone and around the edges.
  6. Sprinkle the birdseed over the pine cone.
  7. Roll the pine cone in the birdseed that is on the plate.
  8. Hang the bird feeder on the tree.
  9. Enjoy watching the birds eat their treat!


The Penters said...

are you actually doing all of this stuff?

-- Lee + Laura -- said...

My mom used to make these with Leah and me every year. They made a huge mess, but we thought it was so much fun!

Emily said...

You inspired me to do something crafty---check out my blog to see the results. :)