Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal birdseed, and some string.

Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the mixture all around the cone making sure you get it deep inside the openings. Roll in birdseed and pat to stick. Hang from a tree and watch the birds flock to it!

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