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Looking for a fun and easy craft project? Check out this Easy DIY Birdhouse Kit Project with step-by-step instructions and video
Take a look at these birdhouses my kids and I put together, aren’t they adorable? They were easy and fun to make and they are perfect projects for little hands.
If you want to get crafty and make some fun gifts, here is an easy step-by-step how to put together your own birdhouse from the kid-friendly kits available from The Home Depot.
The Home Depot Birdhouse KitI wasn’t able to find these birdhouse kits at my local Home Depot store, so I ordered two of them online (one for each of my children). I wanted to save some money on shipping, so I had them shipped directly to our Home Depot store for no additional shipping charges (I saved $5.99).
Everything you will need to assemble your birdhouse comes in the kit except for the wood glue (for the perch peg), the sand paper, and the hammer (of course!).
Lay out your birdhouse kit pieces and look them over to get an idea of what goes where. The kit comes with clear instructions in English and Spanish, so it’s easy figuring out which pieces will go where.
First, sand off any rough edges from your birdhouses so they will look nice and sit flush to the other wood pieces. Wipe the pieces with a damp cloth to remove any dust so your paint (if you choose to paint your birdhouse) will stick.
Next, paint the pieces of your birdhouse. I like to paint the pieces before assembling since it is easier to control where your paint is going if you are using more than one color. You can save a little time by not painting the inward-facing sides of each piece. Depending on the color and type of paint, you might have to do 2 coats of paint.
For the third step, make sure your paint is thoroughly dried and then assemble the birdhouse using the instruction sheet as a guide. We did some paint touch up to cover nails and scuffs to the paint.
For your fourth and final step, you can add decorations to the outside if you like! We got some paint pens and drew some flowers and butterflies on our birdhouses. If you want to use these outside instead of decoration, you can use exterior paint or use a clear coat spray to protect your paint designs from the elements.
And voila! You have a cute birdhouse ready for birds or for decorating your home. Gabe and Nyah really enjoyed making these birdhouses and adding their own special touches to these.
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Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist