How to Make Whistles With Smartie Boxes

Eat the candy, and then use the empty box for a whistle.
Eat the candy, and then use the empty box for a whistle. (Image: candy image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.com)

A Smarties box gives you two treats in one. The chocolate candy is a treat, of course, and the box can be transformed into an annoying, and therefore fun, whistle. Milk Duds, Mike and Ike, and Good & Plenty are other candies packaged in a similar way. Before tossing these empty candy boxes in the recycle bin, reuse them by creating a band of mini instruments.

Things You'll Need

  • Smarties candy box
  • Scissors

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Open the Smarties box at one end by carefully lifting the four flaps.

Lift the four flaps to open the box of candy.
Lift the four flaps to open the box of candy. (Image: shipping line of boxes-cartons image by Michael Brown from Fotolia.com)

Eat the candy in its entirety. Your box must be empty.

Have fun eating chocolate.
Have fun eating chocolate. (Image: chocolate face image by Cherry-Merry from Fotolia.com)

Cut or carefully tear off the four flaps at their seams.

Cut flaps off so they are even and less likely to rip.
Cut flaps off so they are even and less likely to rip. (Image: 2 scissors image by Josef F Stuefer from Fotolia.com)

Insert the box 1/2 inch into your mouth.

Open your mouth and insert box.
Open your mouth and insert box. (Image: Girl with an open mouth. image by Allisija from Fotolia.com)

Seal your lips around the outside of the box.

Blow air into the box with enough force to make a whistling noise.

Blow hard enough to hear a musical whistle noise.
Blow hard enough to hear a musical whistle noise. (Image: coloured musical notes image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

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