These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age.
My kindergarten daughter always tells me, “Mom, I love art. I wish I could have art (class) every day!” She’s always digging in our craft cupboard and getting paper and scissors and colorful tape and putting something together. Usually it’s a fairy. Or something like a shoebox diorama that involves a fairy or princess or mermaid or house for her baby. So when I told her were were going to work on this project together, she was REALLY excited! Not to mention Earth Day just passed so she carefully made me aware that we were recycling! Two points for this mom!
Kids of all ages can make these birdhouse crafts! With a little preparation on saving some old cartons of half & half from our morning coffee, to a goldfish cracker carton, we were on our way to making bird houses in no time! You’ll always want to have an adult help with challenging steps like using a sharp knife to cut the sides out of the box. Remove and discard. Dry the inside of the container if it is not already. No matter how many days I leave my cartons out to dry, there’s always some liquid inside.
And go! Really, just GO! Let your imagination run wild! Break out a rainbow of acrylic craft paints and start creating unique colors and designs on your houses. Stripes, polka dots, stars, shapes, rainbows, or mix colors to create something completely new! And then let it set to dry.
When dry, poke a hole in the top, add a string. Fill with bird seed and hang it! We almost instantly had a black bird feeding from ours!
Update: When my daughter came home from school, she took the bird house out of the tree, dumped the seed and quickly began to modify it into a fairy house, complete with decorative tape and a homemade paper fairy. So you could make a birdhouse. Or a fairy house. Pretty sure I lost a point here.
- empty cartons, washed and dried
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- paper towel
- nail or screwdriver
- string or yarn
- utility knife
- bird seed
- With help from an adult, use a utility knife to cut the sides out of a carton.
- Place the carton on a protected surface and paint with acrylic paints. Let dry
- Poke a hole into the top on each side of the carton with a nail or screw driver.
- Thread a piece of yarn or string through the carton and knot at the top to hang.
- Fill with bird seed and find the perfect location outside to bird watch.
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