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I’m Allison and I blog over at A Glimpse Inside. I am thrilled to be here at Skip to my Lou today!
We are a military family and recently moved from CO to WI and our new house has so many more bushes and trees than our last house had, which also means more wild life around!
My girls are 3 and 21 months so they are still very excited about birds and seeing other creatures in our yard so I thought I would create and share something that I remember doing when I was little and in school.
Best part, it is fast and EASY!
It is so easy that you can have kids of many ages do it.
Here’s how you can make your own.
-Pine cones (found outside or store bought)
-Twine or string
-Knife for spreading
To begin, tie some twine or string around the top of the pine cone.
I also recommend tapping the pine cone on the ground (if found outside) to knock out any little bugs that may be making your pine cone home, especially if you are doing this inside with your kids.
Using a knife, smear peanut butter all over the pine cone, making sure to go up and under each piece of the cone.
I did this step since my girls are so young but if your kids are older you can let them do this step.
Then it is time to cover the peanut butter with the bird seeds. Perfect job for little hands!
After they had it mostly covered, I just doubled checked that the peanut butter was completely covered with the seed before we hung them.
Totally covered in seed and ready to hang.
We hung both pine cones in our willow tree that we can see from our kitchen window so we can keep an eye on them.
See! So fast and easy and now you can just sit back and see what they attract.
If you do have squirrels in your area, they will probably find this before the birds and they will do anything to get it!
See it! Crazy talented squirrel! I guess I’m glad someone enjoyed it! lol
Thanks for having me!!
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Hi! I’m Allison! I am the author of the blog, A Glimpse Inside. I am an Army wife and momma to two little girls and I love to keep sane by getting my craft on! I love to craft, scrapbook, paint, take photos, go thrift shopping, and more! I write about my our military adventures (we’ve moved A LOT), my crafty endeavors, and our everyday life. I would love for you to come check out my corner of the bloggy woods and hang out with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram as well!