Spring Craft Garden Birdhouse

A cute little bird houseDSC_0499 1

I love making crafts from recycled materials. I made this cute little bird house with the boys today. It’s not whether proof but looks cute hanging from our cherry blossom tree in our small garden. Initially I intended on using crêpe paper in greens, yellows, browns etc, to make it blend into the garden. However, this took a twist when Thomas chose this lovely retro themed paper. I think its looks very cute!

You will Need

  • Juice carton
  • Crepe paper/coloured paper
  • Glue
  • scalpel knife
  • Plain white paper
  • Coloured pencils/markers
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  1. Clean and dry the milk carton well.
  2. Remove the screw top from the top of the carton using the scalpel knife.***This needs to be done by an adult. Cut a piece of the white paper and attach it to the carton with the glue, covering the top of the hole.
  3. Cut a hole 4.5″ above the bottom of the carton. The hole should be approximately 3″ in diameter. ***This needs to be done by an adult. This is the entrance for the birds.
  4. Cut small pieces of the paper and cover the entire carton with the pieces of paper.
  5. Draw a picture of a bird on a small piece of paper and glue to the front of the bird house.
  6. Cut the lollipop sticks in half and glue them across the front and back of the top of the carton to make the roof.
  7. Using the point of the scissors punch holes in the bottom of the carton.
  8. Using the scissors punch a hole through the top of the feeder, thread a piece of string through the hole and hang your feeder on a tree.

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