One thing that we are diving into is nature. Chase LOVES being outside!
Adores it. He would spend all day, everyday outside if he could. So, it only
comes naturally that I would try to spend most of my time looking for ways to
teach him things while being outside. Today, our time was cut a little short due
to Skylar having a tummy ache and speech therapy. But I still took some time to
make some pinecone bird feeders to hang in our big pine tree in our backyard.
I’m hoping it will attract birds and even some more squirrels into our yard so
Chase can see them. He did enjoy pointing to different branches on the tree for
me to hang the feeders. We even cut up a bunch of extra yarn to place in the
tree so the birds could use them to build their nests. How cool would it be to
see some of our rainbow yarn in a birds nest a few trees away?! Pretty awesome
if you ask Chase and me!
I know there are a bunch of different ways to make bird feeders. Some include
forming them into shapes, and way too much effort for me. I like things simple
and quick so I can get back to the fun. So I resorted to the ones that I made in
elementary school. You only need four things to make them, most of which is
either already in your house or in your yard, which makes them super cheap and
even easier to make!
What You’ll Need:
Yarn or String
Pinecones (the bigger the better)
How to Make Em!
1. Cut the yarn into various lengths, one per pinecone
2. Tie the yarn around the pinecone near the smaller end
3. Take the peanut butter and spread it all over the pinecone (be careful of the
pokey parts!) and remember, you won’t need a ton of peanut butter, just a
4. Roll the peanut butter covered pinecone in the bird seed
Viola! All done! Now go hang them in your tree and watch the birds flock to