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!
1 empty tube of SMARTIES®
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
Cut SMARTIES® Tube in half.
Measure and mark 2cm from each end of the tube, and repeat on the opposite side of the tube.
Use a sharp pencil to punch through the tube at each marked point.
Carefully push the wooden skewer through the holes near the closed end of the tube.
Carefully cut the skewer at approximately 10cm, also removing the sharp point.
Thread garden twine through the holes at the top and tie a knot.
Now it's time to cover the tube in peanut butter.
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.
Now it's time to choose the right place in your garden to hang your bird feeders!