If you are planning to take part in The Big Schools Bird Watch, this pinecone birdfeeder might be the perfect activity, which has been inspired by the RSPB’s craft.

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birdfeeder steps

You will need:

  • Dried pine or fir cones
  • Bird seed
  • Raisins
  • Peanuts
  • Grated cheese
  • Suet or lard
  • A mixing bowl
  • Scissors
  • String


  1. Make your bird mix with the bird seed, raisins and peanuts and grated cheese.
  2. Leave the lard out to warm up to room temperature and then cut into small pieces.
  3. Add the lard and the bird mix into the mixing bowl and use your fingertips to mix together until the fats hold the ingredients together.
  4. Get all of your cones and loop the string around the top of them so they are secure.
  5. Use your hands to pack the bird mixture around the cones. Try to fit as much in as possible.
  6. Once you are finished put your cones into the fridge for around an hour to set.
  7. After this, you can hang up your feeders on the trees and watch the birds coming to visit for a snack!

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