Simple. Easy. Kid-Friendly. This was our afternoon project today. We collected pine cones at the park last week. No need to clean or bake them. Just tie on a string or twine then apply peanut butter. I would advise a couple large spoonfuls in a bowl unless you have a jar that's almost gone. Roll in or sprinkle with bird seed and you're set. I imagine wild bird seed might be better for this project (for the birds) but we used what had available. The girls loved it. Although so far we haven't seen any birds (darn it!)...maybe it was too late in the season.