Howdy! I'm Justine from the Sew Country Chick blog, and today I'm sharing a simple and fun easy birdhouse craft you can make with your children using Mod Podge Washout, Apple Barrel paint, buttons, and inexpensive mini birdhouses from the hobby shop.
My girls love doing decoupage projects – what kid doesn't? Mod Podge Washout for kids is perfect because it's easy to clean up after your kid makes a huge mess. And if they are having fun, they probably will! MP Washout is machine washable and you don't even need to pre-soak. And then there is Apple Barrel paint – it's versatile, all purpose acrylic craft paint that comes in tons of colors. You can clean it up with soap and water when wet. And that is what we used for our cute birdhouses. Do you want to know how they were made?
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Washout formula
- Apple Barrel Paint in bright spring colors
- 2 packages colored buttons from the craft shop
- 5 mini birdhouses from the craft shop
After my girls were done painting, I have to admit I touched them up a little. I can't control myself sometimes. Plus, they missed some spots, so I was just helping out!
Once the birdhouses are dry, paint a little section with Mod Podge Washout and have your child glue on the colorful buttons. When the buttons are dry you can paint on another coat of Mod Podge to seal the birdhouses.
Now go hang some up in the garden (you can seal with a coat of Mod Podge Outdoor if you like), make a garland or nail them to a tree! Thanks for having me by today, Amy!
For more great ideas like this, visit these 10 easy spring crafts for kids!