Our Team 21 kids at 10 schools in Wyoming used pinecones, shortening, and bird seed in January to make pinecone bird feeders to hang in their school gardens.
Pine cones are the perfect vessel for a handmade bird feeder. Our feathered friends are getting a winter treat made by the hands of children. If you are driving by schools in Wyoming, Michigan, you might see them hanging on limbs, fences, or garden trellises.
If you think making a pinecone bird feeder sounds like fun, we have put together some kits that include the supplies and instructions for making your own. The kit also includes a bonus H.O.P.E. Gardens downloadable lesson on seed dispersal. In the winter, these kits are available locally at Flowerland in Wyoming, MI, for $8 each. We can also put a kit together for your class or group. Call Julie at 616-209-2003 for details.