Summer Camp: D.I.Y. Window View Birdhouse


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Hello, Design Dazzle readers!

My name is Angelina and I can be found happily blogging over at JoJo and Eloise. I love all things Crafty, kids and Fun. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Toni at the SNAP Conference. And let me say she is as SWEET as they come. So of course when she asked me to be a part of her Kids Summer Camp series, I couldn’t say no. Which of course I would have been SERIOUSLY crazy if I did!!

She has got one AWESOME blog here.

Well, Summer is in FULL swing and all the outdoor activities have begun.

In our home there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by that something is not being Created.

I LOVE the fact that my kids, LOVE being a part of the creative process of my blog.

Often times I will go to them and ask for ideas.

I can always count on there being a BIRD project! They LOVE birds. Drawing, coloring, painting and watching Birds.

So this idea of making our own Diy Window View Birdhouse was born.

We had some extra paper mache boxes laying around as well as these suction cups.

You can find them at any local craft store.

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We took the suction cup and used that as are template for the HOLE to the birdhouse.

We traced it and cut it out.

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My daughter took over from here.

She got her Mod Podge out, Foam Brush and began to cover the entire OUTSIDE of the Box.

DO NOT!!! Paint the INSIDE where your Little Birdies will be LIVING 🙂

She did a total of 3 coats and let each coat dry individually.

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Once it was fully dry. She got her LOW temp glue gun and some Flowers.

(WITH PARENTS SUPERVISION)

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She then began placing Dabs of glue onto her box and placed her flowers accordingly.

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She enjoyed decorating her little birds house.

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She LOVED her finished product.

She made sure to keep the Center Hole uncovered, so that the Birds would want to come in.

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I then pierced two holes. ONE on TOP and ONE on the BOTTOM.

For the Suction cups to hang.

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Now it was time to find where we were going to hang our house.

We found a spot that offered just the perfect amount of Shade and Protection from the elements.

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She is looking forward to having a New Home Owner.. That she can keep an eye on, from inside the house.

This is a wonderful project that kids can do and also give away as gifts.

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I hope you enjoyed our little tutorial and will consider making a Window View Birdhouse, of your very own.

Happy Camping!!

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We are hosting Summer Camp Mon- Fri June 3rd to July 3rd (weekends will be for our regular posts). We are featuring awesome “Camp Counselors” (blogging friends) who have created super fun ideas and activities to help you SURVIVE summer with the kids. Click on the Summer Camp banner to be taken to our Summer Camp series.


 
Posted on June 17, 2013
 
Categories: crafting with kids, crafts, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Be Inspired PR says:
    June 17, 2013

    This DIY is TOO cute! Love the “window view” idea to actually peek at the birds enjoying their adorable new home! 🙂

  2. Charmaine// All in a Soiree says:
    June 21, 2013

    This diy is so cute!

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