Then pick up Melissa & Doug’s, “Build Your Own Bird House”!
This summer after visiting a bird sanctuary, our children have been so into bird watching.
Whether you live in the city, or the suburbs, adding a birdhouse to a tree near your home is the perfect place for one!
City dwellers can bring one to a local park or playground, so others can enjoy the wonderful world of birds too!
The kit that Melissa & Doug have need to be assembled with a screwdriver, so adult supervision is needed.
It comes with paint & a brush, but you will also need a long hammering nail for the perch, a Sharpie marker, & can of clear flat lacquer to weatherproof the birdhouse.
For little one ages 2+, a parent should assemble the house, then let the children paint it.
I put newspaper on the table, as well as let the kids use the box it came with to paint.
Afterwards hammer a nail underneath the hole opening as a perch, for the birds to enter their new abode, lol!
I had the kids write their name & the year underneath the house, before we lacquered them outside.
This activity is also fab as a birthday party activity (just assemble the houses), or as a party favor.~LOVE this!
Go to either www.melissaanddoug.com, or Amazon.com for information or to purchase.
Take it from a Mom Who Loves doing crafty things with my kiddies!