10 December 2008

Christmas Is For The Birds...

...Christmas presents for the birds, that is.

Today The Princess and I made some gifts for our feathered friends. They need some Christmas treats, too, right?

First, we gathered our supplies:

peanut butter

and pine cones (on which I tied ribbon hangers).

Next, we spread the peanut butter all over the pine cones (note: this is not a *neat* craft, but it's peanut butter so it washes easily).

Then we rolled the peanut butter-covered pine cones in birdseed. And, lastly, we took them outside to hang them in the trees for the birds to enjoy. (We filled up the bird feeders, too, while we were at it!). The cones looked so cute hanging in the trees! This is a project I've been wanting to try for a while and either I have always forgotten it or ran out of time. It was a nice, slow-down-and-enjoy-some-mother-daughter-time today.


Pat said...

Thanks for your commnet Lora! Christmas is a wonderful tiem to visit NYC--it's cold but so full of nice things to do and see!

This is a fun activity to do with a child --I will remember it to do with my grandson someday!

Hugs, Pat

Betsy said...

This is such a fun project! All my boys did this at school in kindegarten..so you are right on as far as The Princess doing it homeschooling this year! I'm sure they will bring all the neighborhood birds to your yard as soon as the word gets out!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

We haven't started feeding our birds yet, but this would be a nice way to do it. We have a lot of woodpeckers in the trees behind our house, and I think they might like peanut butter, even if they don't have to peck at it. Regardless, we'd make some birds happy. :)

Rachelle said...

So fun! I feed the birds, so I have to try to make one of these!