Bagel Bird Feeder

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Wondering what to do with a few leftover bagels? Why make a birdfeeder, of course! My children originally came across this idea on National Wildlife Federation’s Wild Animal Baby Explorers TV show. It was quick and easy and perfect for cleaning out the fridge.

You’ll need:

  • Plain bagels, cut in half
  • Newspaper
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • String

What you’ll do:

Cut the bagels in half; each half makes one feeder. Lay down newspaper to protect your work surface.

Have the children smear peanut butter all over the cut side of the bagel.

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Sprinkle birdseed onto your newspaper and moosh (that’s a technical term) the peanut butter side into the birdseed so it really sticks.

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Then cut and tie a length of string through the hole in the bagel. Now you’re ready to hang your birdfeeder. Pick a location where you can watch the birds from your window, but make sure the feeder is in an area where you don’t mind falling birdseed.

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