Birdseed Bagel bird feeders are a great change of pace from the traditional classic "peanut butter pinecone" bird feeders that children have been making for years and years. If you don't have pinecones in your area, or don't want them to be left dangling in your tree, or just want to try something different, then a Birdseed Bagel is the project you've been waiting for!

Things You Will Need

1. Plate
2. Knife (butter knife)
3. Yarn (string, binder's twine, something similar)
4. Peanut butter (or any nutbutter)
5. Bird seed (any kind, or sunflower seeds, or anything birds like)
6. Bagel (old stale one is fine)

Step 1

Birdseed Bagel (seeds on plate)Put sunflower seeds or birdseed mix on the plate. (The project will go along most conveniently if you do this step first.)

Step 2

Birdseed Bagel (tie on string)Tie the yarn/string through the bagel and make a knot. The project will be less messy for you later, if you do this part at the beginning.

Step 3

Open the bagel into two partsOpen the bagel into the two halves. If you need to use a knife to help split it open, be sure to NOT hold it in the palm of your hand, as many people have cut themselves by doing that. Instead, lay the bagel on the table, plate, or cutting board, as needed.

Step 4

Spread peanut butterSpread the peanut butter on the bagel. A knife works best, but you can use a spoon, if that's all you have available. If you don't mind the stickiness, you can also spread peanut butter on both sides of the bagel (front & back, of each half).

Step 5

press bagel into seedsLay the bagel down onto the plate, and press it into the seeds or birdseed mix. The seeds will stick onto the peanut butter! Make as many as you want.

Step 6

Bird feeders hanging in treeHang the Birdseed Bagel bird feeders in the trees where you can enjoy watching the birds.


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