This easy birdhouse craft is such a great craft for kids. They will keep your children occupied this summer – and the colorful buttons are so fun!
Skills Required: None. Kids can easily paint and decorate these birdhouses any way they like. Parents might enjoy this craft too – I suggest it as a fun family activity!
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.
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. My kids absolutely love painting crafts in addition to Mod Podge!
We used both paint and Mod Podge for our cute birdhouses. Do you want to know how they were made?
Birdhouse Crafts for Kids
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Washout formula (any formula will do though!)
- Apple Barrel paint in bright spring colors
- 2 packages colored buttons from the craft shop
- 5 mini birdhouses from the craft shop
Paint the birdhouses with two coats of the paint each.
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!
They’d even make great Christmas ornaments if you used holiday paints and colors. Thanks for having me by today, Amy!
Ready for more fun activities for children this spring and summer? Try our DIY slime, our DIY checkers game (using Duck Tape), Dr. Seuss story board, and this insect ID chart. You’re going to love all of these boredom busters – trust me!