Peanuts Are for the Birds

Hang up a chain of nuts and other goodies to make your feathered visitors very happy.

String some peanuts around a tree, bush, or outdoor railing to deck your home out with a bird-friendly bunting. Fruit can make for an additional treat.


Adult supervision required

  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Peanuts
  • Cranberries


1. Mix peanuts and cranberries. Make sure there is no added salt or sugar.

2. Use a needle to string a thread through the mix, piece by piece. 

3. Wrap the chain around a tree or bush in your garden, tying down each end so your chain doesn't blow away. If you don't have any plants you can wind it around a railing or some other sturdy structure.

4. Dispose of the string once the chain is empty to avoid endangering wildlife. Better to be safe than sorry!

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