Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

When were at Mark's Aunt Becky's House for Thanksgiving, we collected these great gigantic pine cones. The other night we decided to make a bird feeder with one. First I clipped off all of the sharp points with fingernail clippers - very tedious but worth it to keep Seth's little fingers from being pricked. We spread the peanut butter all over the pine cone petals then went outside to sprinkle the bird feed all over the cone. We tied a string around the top and hung it from the tree in the front yard. We told Seth tha now the birds could come over to eat. He held out his arm, curled up his fingers to call them, and said, " 'mon (come on) birds." Mark explained to him that the birds had already gone to sleep and that they would eat tomorrow. In the morning, Seth was very excited to look out the window and see the bird feeder. "I see pine tone." As we drove off that morning, Seth waved goodbye. "Bye pine tone. Bye Peanut Budder. Bye Bird Seed." This was a fun activity that Seth could help with. Stay tuned for glitter pine cones and scented pine cones.

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