How to Make Bird Houses


How to Make a Bird-Mart
How to Make a Bird-Mart

This bird house activity is essentially a "home supply" shop for busy birds. When nesting time arrives, transform your yard into bird central with this cardboard bird-nest superstore!

What You'll Need:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Safe scissors
  • String
  • Yarn
  • Dryer lint
  • Hair from combs and brushes

How to Make a Bird-Mart:

Step 1: Cut holes and notches in a large, sturdy cardboard box.

Step 2: Feed bits of string, yarn, dryer lint, and hair into those holes and notches.

Step 3: Place the box on a high table or on top of a flat roof, then wait and watch. Before you know it, dozens of backyard birds will land on your cardboard shop just to find special things for the nests they're building.

The next bird house activity will teach your kids how birds make their nests in springtime. Learn how to treat birds to a comfortable stay in the next section.

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