Making pine cone bird feeders It was a cold wintry day perfect for making bird feeders. There is not a lot of food in the winter for birds. So adding to what they can eat with bird seed makes happy birds! It was a little to cold to be outside, so we harvested a few carrots to eat. And made bird feeders inside. We painted peanut butter on pine cones and rolled them in birdseed. The kids took them home to hang with I instructions on where to hang them to attract birds. We had a few left that we decided to hang the outside in the garden.