Our first bird house project

When the boys and I sat down to write our summer wish list one of the things the tiddler suggested was to build a bird house and I’ll be honest, this thought filled me with absolute dread, I had no idea where to even start. So when I received an email from Find me a gift asking if we would like to review a couple of their products, one of which just happened to be a bird house I couldn’t believe my luck.

 

Now this wasn’t a build it yourself bird house it was a design and paint it yourself one but that was perfectly acceptable to the tiddler who basically just wanted to have a bird house so he could coax birds into our garden so he could have them as “pets”, so this was the perfect idea for us.

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The bird house comes pre built with a chain already attached so you can hang it straight out in the garden when it’s finished, it really is hassle free. It also comes with 4 small pots of paint and a paint brush ready to decorate. The design is simple but effective and my little one loved it.

For me I loved how it was an activity that we could do together, but equally one a child from the age of 3 could do with very little support. As you can see from the pictures this was a very serious project and one that took serious concentration and left him feeling so proud of himself that he couldn’t stop smiling at it once it was finished.

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It is now stocked up with bread and hanging in our garden ready for the birds.

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A great activity for any time of yer as it could be done inside or out but it does encourage the children to go out daily and check the feed and also encourages them to discuss nature as they watch for the different types of birds that (hopefully) visit the garden.

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