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Unbox Imagination with your kids and have a go at making bird feeders from leftover SMARTIES® Tubes. Hang in the garden once complete and watch the birds come and go. A great opportunity to learn with your little ones about different birds that visit your garden at anytime of year! 

15 minutes

Video Tutorial

You'll need:

1 empty tube of SMARTIES®



Wooden Skewer


Garden Twine

Peanut Butter

Bird Seed

Smart Tips to involve little Smarty pants

Your little one will love getting involved with this hands-on activity. Why not let them help you choose a place in the garden to hang them once finished!

Bird Feeder craft for kids step-by-step

  1. 1

    Cut SMARTIES® Tube in half. 

  2. 2

    Measure and mark 2cm from each end of the tube, and repeat on the opposite side of the tube.

  3. 3

    Use a sharp pencil to punch through the tube at each marked point.

  4. 4

    Carefully push the wooden skewer through the holes near the closed end of the tube.

  5. 5

    Carefully cut the skewer at approximately 10cm, also removing the sharp point.

  6. 6

    Thread garden twine through the holes at the top and tie a knot.

  7. 7

    Now it's time to cover the tube in peanut butter. 

  8. 8

    Press the bird feeder into a dish of bird seed, covering the whole surface in seeds. Make sure to press the seeds into the peanut butter so it doesn’t fall off once hanging outside.

  9. 9

    Now it's time to choose the right place in your garden to hang your bird feeders!

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