Norah made this Bagel Bird Feeder during her home school lessons today. We didn't have any birdseed, so instead of taking a trip to the store just to buy some, I collected things I happened to have in the kitchen: almonds, raisins and sunflower seeds. The only problem with sticking items we actually eat to the bagel: Norah thought she was making herself a snack and had a real problem when I told her we were going to hang it to the tree for the birds, even though her DVD teacher also made it very clear she'd be making a bird feeder. You would think I don't feed her well enough, the way Norah carried on. But, I bargained with her. She got a pop tart, so the birds could have their bagel.
Bagel Bird Feeder
If your bagel came sliced, don't tear the two pieces apart. Just leave the bagel whole. Thread a long piece of yarn through the bagel's hole, take the two loose ends, put them together and lay them to the side, out of the way. Let kids smear a thick layer of peanut butter on both sides of the bagel, even going over the yarn. This will be messy. Then let them pour and/or push birdseed into the layer of peanut butter, also messy. Find a tree, preferably one close to a window, so your kids can see the birds (or squirrels) eat it, and tie the two loose ends of yarn around one of the tree's branches securely.