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Easy Birdhouse Craft for Kids This Spring

Spring into creativity with this easy birdhouse craft for kids! Discover a fun, engaging way to connect with your little ones and add a touch of nature-inspired charm to your home or garden. Perfect for young crafters of all ages.

Skills Required: None. Even young kids can easily paint and use Mod Podge. It’s non-toxic and safe for children. Parents might enjoy this craft too – I suggest it as a fun family activity.

bird house craft

Ready for a crafting adventure that’s both easy and enjoyable? This birdhouse craft for kids is the perfect pick!

It’s a straightforward, fun activity that allows your children to express their creativity while making a charming decoration for your home or garden.

This project isn’t just about crafting; it’s about spending quality time together, engaging in something hands-on, away from the usual digital distractions.

You’ll start with painting the birdhouses, setting a vibrant base for the colorful tissue paper decorations. This step is simple yet impactful, allowing each child to paint their mark with their favorite color.

diy bird house craft for kids

Next, you’ll decorate with Mod Podge and tissue paper squares, turning ordinary birdhouses into extraordinary art pieces. This part is all about creativity and fun, as kids mix and match tissue colors and arrange their designs.

This step takes a bit, but it’s very fun laying out the squares and figuring out the colors you want. Take your time and enjoy the craft. It occupied my daughter for a good while too – so that’s a bonus!

The protective layer of Mod Podge not only adds a professional touch to the craft but also ensures durability, making it a lasting memento of the time spent together.

So, gather your materials and get ready to embark on this birdhouse crafting journey. It’s an easy, enjoyable way to create, learn, and most importantly, make lasting memories with your kids.

easy birdhouse craft for kids

Let’s get crafting and cherish these moments of shared creativity! This makes a perfect spring or summer craft for kids. First, here’s what you’re going to need.

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood birdhouses from the craft store – Dollar Tree also has them
  • Tissue paper – various colors (or premade tissue paper squares)
  • Craft paint – any color
  • Mod Podge – any formula
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Spray sealer (optional)

I chose white paint as a basecoat so my tissue paper colors pop more, but feel free to use a different color base – keep in mind that the base color will change the look of the tissue paper once Mod Podged as tissue paper is translucent.

This fun craft is very customizable in terms of colors – you can even add embellishments – such as faux florals, leaves or even vinyl decals if you’d like. A bunch of these are so fun looking together. What colors would you use?

bird house craft for kids

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.

Get the printable how to for this project below:

Yield: 2 birdhouses

Birdhouse Craft for Kids

easy birdhouse craft for kids

This DIY birdhouse is a perfect family project that's not only simple and fun but also a great way to introduce children to the joys of crafting and nature.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Dry Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Wood birdhouses
  • Tissue paper - various colors
  • Craft paint - any color
  • Mod Podge - any formula
  • Spray sealer (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes


  1. Start by giving the birdhouses a quick coat of paint in the color of your choice. Leave them to dry.Paint Birdhouse
  2. Cut some tissue paper squares. To easily make a bunch, fold one sheet of tissue paper and cut the folded seam and repeat this until you end up with the size you want.Cut Tissue Paper Squares
  3. Brush a layer of Mod Podge onto a section of the birdhouse, and lay a tissue paper square on it. Bush another layer of Mod Podge on top to secure the surface and edges.Mod Podge Tissue Paper Squares
  4. To seal the birdhouse, use a few more coats of Mod Podge or sealer if you are planning to use it outdoors. Let dry completely before displaying.Add a Coat of Mod Podge


I also painted a birdhouse that my daughter has previously painted to upcycle it.

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Let me know what you thought of this project in the comments. Ready for more fun activities for children this spring and summer? You’re going to love all of these boredom busters – trust me!


Thursday 18th of April 2013

so funny! sometimes I have to "touch up" my son's projects a little, too! Looks like the kids had fun!

Rachel Lloyd

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

This is such a cute idea ! Very sweet!

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