A Little Food Based Making

I’m a charter subscriber of Make Magazine, I follow Bre Pettis’ videoblogs for the site, etc. This may be more Craft than Make, but I did a food based Maker project tonight. Following a link provided by my wife, I found this guide to making bird feeders from stale bagels. At my work they buy us bagels every Monday morning. By the end of the week, we usually have some stale ones available. In about 5 minutes of work, I took a stale bagel, covered it in the peanut butter and seeds, and hung it off a broken coat hanger in the tree near our bird feeder. I’m planning on making another one tomorrow and hanging it on the fence at work where I can see it from my office window. I shot footage of the process of making it and perhaps I’ll post a short little vlog about it. The one I make tomorrow will use a bit of twine rather than the coat hanger. Now we need to see if the birds and squirrels like it.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

One thought on “A Little Food Based Making”

  1. Empowering Success says:

    I have never heard of the stale bagels for bird feeders, but our kids have always made the pine cone ones with the peanut butter and seeds and the birds just love those, the squirrels do to btw.

    Thanks, will have the kids try that one too, we love watching the squirrels and birds out the window.


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