Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10 on the 10th - An easy craft you can do with your kids...

                   Crafting a Bird House

This is an easy craft you can do with children and you only need a few supplies:

Take any size can and wrap it in decorative paper using glue, Mod Podge or adhesive spray.  Use rubber bands to hold in place until glue dries:

Cut a piece of jute or rope about 2' long and center it and glue it lengthwise on the can:

Wrap each end of the can with  more of the jute or rope...

...wrapping about 3 times around...

....and glue in place:

Tie the ends of the long piece of jute to make a hanger:

Fill with bird seed and hang on a tree:

Young children will enjoy watching to see who comes to their cute little birdhouse!

An easy peasy craft for any age which cost nearly nothing to create!  I was lucky to have all the craft supplies on hand.

When you do this with children, you will also have the opportunity to discuss how bird feeding is most helpful at times when birds need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration, and in late winter or early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted.

Visit my other clever friends to see what they crafted while spending under $10:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Awww... how cute is this? I love it! Makes me wish I had littles to make things with. No grands and all of the nieces and nephews live far away. Great craft! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is very clever! I wish our nieces and nephews were still young. This is a clever and quick craft to do with young ones.


  3. Great craft for kids at this time of the year. My kids loved watching the birds when they were little!

  4. How cute, Patti! Kids should love this, and they can watch the birds eat the seed. So cute!

  5. Now your craft is adorable and so functional. I love this Patti, thanks for sharing. Love the print you used on the feeder.

  6. Happy almost Valentine's Day to you, Patti!!! I love your bird feeder!!! I do feed our birds and right now is critical since we already had migrating birds heading north (from here in North Texas) a few weeks ago. That means with this nasty polar vortex, we have a lot of fluffy friends who are freezing and need that energy for sure! <3 Great idea and I'll have to do this with our kiddos at school. <3 Great project!

    Enjoy watching your sweet feathered friends,
    Barb :)

  7. This is so cute Patti, great for littles and grown-ups alike.

  8. What a darling idea! I'll have to do that with the toddlers!