Wonder Pets Recycled Birdhouse

Wonder Pets Recycled Birdhouse

Don't toss that oatmeal container when it's empty. Transform it into a wonder-home for birds!

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Wonder Pets Recycled Birdhouse

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Discover with Us
Discover with us skills relate to science/technology. They include: observing and predicting, asking questions, and investigating nature, objects, Earth, and space.
Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 3-6

Materials

  • Empty oatmeal or cornmeal container
  • Red decorative paper for roof
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Purple paint or decorative paper to cover container
  • Short dowel or pencil for perch
  • Red paint
  • Printable Wonder Pets nature stickers
  • Inkjet or laser printer sticker paper (OPTIONAL)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    To make the roof, cut out a circle that measures about 6 inches in diameter. Cut a slit from one edge inward to the center. Fold the cut pieces over each other to create a cone shape. Glue to secure. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Paint the container purple and let dry, or cover it with purple paper, gluing it in place. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Parents only: Cut a hole, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter, in the front of the birdhouse, about halfway down.

  4. Step 4

    Print the <u><a href="wonder-pets-wall-stickers.jhtml">Wonder Pets nature stickers</a></u> and apply them to the birdhouse.

  5. Step 5

    To create the perch, paint the dowel or pencil red. Then, poke a small hole and insert the perch.

  6. Step 6

    Apply a generous amount of glue to the rim of the oatmeal container. Set the roof on top of the rim. Let dry. If you are hanging the bird house, poke a hole in the roof and add a loop of wire or string.

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