Feed the Birds

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  • 1 cup suet (ask for it in the meat department of your grocery store)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 ? cups cornmeal
  • 3-6 large pinecones
  • 3-6 pieces of 12-inch string or ribbon
  • Small amount of birdseed


Melt the suet in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. (Make sure an adult helps you with this part.) Add the peanut butter to the suet, stirring until it's melted and blended in with the suet. Then take the saucepan off the stove. (An adult should still be helping)

Add the cornmeal to the mixture and blend until it looks like dough. When the dough has cooled, use a spoon or your fingers to pack the dough into the openings of pinecones. Roll the dough-covered pinecones in birdseed.

Tie a string or ribbon around each of the pinecones, leaving one end long enough to tie onto a tree branch. Hang your seed ball bird treats outside and watch your hungry feathered friends eat like a bird!

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