Make a birdfeeder with Spike

Give the birds in your garden a little tweat by creating your very own Spike birdfeeder out of a recycled plastic bottle!

If birds have a feeding area in your back garden, they can feed themselves and their little birds! That means they can save their energy and use it for nesting. How interesting!

What you will need:

  • An empty, clean plastic milk bottle
  • A glue stick
  • Orange tissue paper
  • White card
  • Scissors
  • Felt tip pens
  • Purple foam
  • White foam
  • Masking tape
  • A piece of string
  • A lollypop stick
  • Bird seed
  • A grown-up helper

What to do:

  1. To start, make sure your milk bottle is washed, clean and dry.
  2. Ask your grown-up helper to cut out a large semi-circle from the bottom of the empty milk bottle.
  3. Cheeky Monster Spike is orange, so using a glue stick, cover the outside of the milk bottle in orange tissue paper. Don’t forget the lid at the top!
  4. Once this is dry, carefully draw Spike’s face onto a white piece of card and cut it out. You should ask your grown-up if you need help with this.
  5. Add two black circles onto the eyes with a felt tip pen, then draw and cut out his spikes from purple foam.
  6. Draw Spike’s horns onto a piece of white foam and carefully cut them out.
  7. Glue on all of your cut-outs to make up Spike’s face, and secure the spikes onto the back with masking tape.
  8. Now tidy up the taped areas with more tissue paper and felt tips.
  9. Take a piece of string, pull it through the handle of the milk bottle, and tie it in a knot. You may want your grown-up to help do this for you.
  10. Finally, secure a lollypop stick to the bottom for the birds to stand on, and fill it up with yummy bird seed.

Experiment ideas:

  1. Have a go at creating an entire Cheeky Monster family of birdfeeders! You know how to make Spike – let’s see if you can make Violet, Glitter, Drago and Rocky. More birdfeeders would mean more amazing birds come to visit!

Watch the activity video