DIY Of The Week: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

This DIY from Preschool Inspirations is simple and a fun activity to do with your kids. We are sure the birds will appreciate it as well!


Pine Cones
Peanut Butter
Small Bowls
Popsicle Stick
Paper Plate or Tray
Bird Seed
Twine or String

Preschool Inspirations suggests finding all supplies at your local dollar store and if you are unable to find pinecones, you can order them on Amazon!


  • To begin making the pine cone bird feeders, your students will place their pine cone onto their paper plate or plastic tray and spread peanut butter on it. I have found that it is easiest for young children to spread the peanut butter with a popsicle stick.
  • Next, the children will sprinkle the bird seed on the pine cone so it sticks to the peanut butter.
Adding bird seed to the pine cone bird feeders
  • Your students can then tie the twine or string around the top of the pine cone and hang them from a tree or hook.

See the full tutorial here.