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Build a Bird Feeder for Tu B’shvat

For Tu B’shvat: Decorate the Trees Outside and Feed the Birds

This is an easy project anyone can do as part of their Hebrew School's Tu B'shvat educational program

. Simple bird feeders can be made to decorate the trees outdoors and give the birds and other critters their first spring treat. There are many ways to make simple bird feeders using basic supplies. Where string and other non-organic materials are used, be sure to remove them when the treats are gone.

  • Tie one end of a string to the end of a pine cone. Cover the pine cone with peanut butter and roll in bird seed. Tie the other end of the string to a tree.
  • Hang uncooked corncobs pieces in the tree along with plain rice cakes and bread.
  • Apples, grapes, pomegranate halves, pears, and other fruits with a stem make great spring critter treats. For the non-tree climbing critters, sprinkle raw nuts and seeds at the base of the tree.