Judah and I love to make things together and we make and do all sorts of things with scissors, glue, stickers, pipe cleaners, you name it. But, his favorite thing to do, by far, is paint. So, I decided on an easy painting project I knew a three year old could do: paint a bird house.
If you are working with older children or want a little bit more of a challenge, you could certainly build a bird house together before painting it. But I wanted to keep it simple so I purchased a very cute per-fab bird house from Walmart. They had many styles to choose from in the crafting section but I settled on this cute little one. I also picked up a cute little wooden tree from the wooden shapes and decided I would “suburban my little bird house up” by hot gluing the tree to the front of the house.
I also picked up a couple bottles of craft paint (under $1 a bottle) to add to our existing supply to paint the house with. I already had the glue gun and the hot glue sticks along with paint brushes, but if you do not, you will need to pick up those items as well.
First, I had Judah paint the bird house (I only gave him one color at a time to try to keep him from mixing the paints like he often does). I did let him choose the colors. Then, he painted the little tree. Once the items had dried I hot glued the tree to the front of the house being careful not to cover the little entrance hole for the bird.
We are going to add a piece of string and hang it outside. I’m thinking to weatherproof it a bit I will spray some sealant on it.
What do you think? A cute little habitat for our bird friends and a fun afternoon with my favorite boy.
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