|This is a simple project even very young children can do by themselves.
You will need:
Mix Corn meal and shortening. Spread mixture thickly into the crevices and all over the pine cone. Pour bird seed and/or bread crumbs into the cake pan. Dip and roll the pine cone in the bird seed so that it sticks to the mixture and covers the pine cone.
- Large pine cones
- Corn Meal
- Shortening (or bacon fat, melted suet, etc.)
- Bird seed and/or bread crumbs
- Cake pan
- String or yarn
Let this harden overnight, then tie a piece of string or yarn to the very top of the pine cone. Loop the string under the topmost "leaves" of the pine cone and tie a knot in the top. Hang the bird feeder on a tree branch in the yard, and watch the birds flock in!