Simple Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Pine cone handing from a tree limb with peanut butter on it

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

Looking for an easy, kid-friendly craft? These small bird feeders use ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard along with items you can find around the house or yard.

For the coating, you can use any assortment of nuts you have lying around, or you can use up any stale cereal you need to get rid of (the crumbs at the bottom of the cereal bag work great too)!

These bird feeders are a bit messy to make, so be sure to lay down some parchment paper and have wipes on hand for those sticky peanut butter fingers!

Things You'll Need:

  • 1 pine cone
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • Chopped nuts or crushed cereal
  • String


  1. Begin by securing the pine cone to the string (so you can hang it once you're finished). Then, simply coat the pine cone in peanut butter and roll it in your chopped nuts or crushed cereal. Once the pine cone is complete, hang it outdoors and wait for the little birds to come.
  2. If you or a little one has a nut allergy, stick with crushed cereal for the coating and substitute honey for the peanut butter.