One September Day

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This is for the Birds/ Updated

Need a fun and relaxing activity to do with your children?
We made these special treats for the birds, and took some pictures to help you follow along.
try them.. our birds loved them, and devoured them already!
Easy and time spent together!

Grab a few ingredients!

I have found this to be the birds absolute favorite bird seed... but it really doesn't matter!

We gathered these in the woods,,,if you are not in the country,,, grab some you are out for a drive!

1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups cornmeal
1/2 oats
A "tad" of peanut butter

We mixed the above ingredients quickly with our HANDS.... fast and easy.
( do not mix the birdseed and craisins with the other ingredients)
(save them for later)

Tie a ribbon on the pinecone BEFORE you spread your mix...

Using a plastic knife didn't work as easily as using our hands to "smoosh" the mix onto/into the pinecones.

Have the kids press the birdseed onto the pinecone...continually pressing more on until it is covered.

Hang in various places... our birds devoured ours after they were daring enough to get near them.

Have fun!  ( In the past we have made the simple peanut butter/birdseed cones,and we have found that the birds LOVE this new recipe!  Less messy too!)



  • At May 5, 2010 at 12:44 PM , Blogger croleyc69 said...

    Thanx for posting this. Will have to try it my kids would love it. I have done a simple peanut butter one before to. Thanx for sharing this.
    Have a great day !!

  • At May 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Lynnette Kraft said...

    I haven't been here FOREVER!!!! I'm going to catch up tonight. Been to busy editing my book - which is the tedious NOT FUN part of writing. Ugh!

    Look at your top left sidebar. You put me way up there! I love you. You spoil me. :)

    Okay, I'll start leaving my comments on all of your other posts after everybody goes to bed tonight.

    Lovin' ya Em!
    Your chummy chum chum,

  • At May 5, 2010 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Heather said...

    That looks great! We'll have to try that!


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