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Birdhouse Craft for Kids with Colorful Buttons

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!

Birdhouse Craft for Kids with Colorful Buttons

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. 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?

Small birdhouses from Michaels, Apple Barrel paint, Mod Podge, spouncers, and buttons

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
  • Paintbrushes
Two children painting birdhouses

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!

Five birdhouses painted with acrylic paint laying on newspaper drying
Glueing buttons onto the birdhouse with Mod Podge

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.

Birdhouse Craft for Kids with Colorful Buttons

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!


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!