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Bagel with Seeds…A Treat That’s, Literally, for the Birds!

bird-bagelMake a feeder for your feathered friends. They’ll be all a-twitter.

Our backyard birds need a snack too, you know. These bird feeders are cute as can be, and easy for little hands to make!

What you will need:

  • ½ bagel
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter (smooth or crunchy – birds like both!)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Birdseed in a shallow bowl or plate
  • A small dowel, green plant stake, or unsharpened pencil
  • String or ribbon

Mix together the peanut butter and shortening and spread on flat side of the bagel. Place sticky side down into the birdseed in the bowl. Let dry for about 24 hours.
Poke the dowel or unsharpened pencil into the bottom of the bagel for a bird perch! Tie the string through the bagel hole and hang from a tree. Watch the birds tweet in delight when they discover your bagel feeder!