With my son being out of school for spring break this week I had to come up with something fun to do. One of the things we did was paint some premade bird houses. I found these at Michaels for $4.99 each. I already had all the paint we needed so I also picked up a few prepainted decals for $0.99 each to glue on.
I first sprayed the birdhouses with some primer so the paint would soak right into the wood. The next day I let the kids have at it!
They both were so serious and focused! It amazes me how the simple things get them so quiet lol. They started out by painting on a base coat. We let them dry over night and then put on some details. I sprayed them with a sealer with a gloss finish. The next day we used crazy glue to place the decals
I love to see some of the things the kids come up with. While these may not attract birds I find them extremly beautiful! Jen has been trying to catch birds for the past few weeks so she is excited to think that a bird will be able to go into her home (the flower bird house) and stay dry and warm.