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Southside's Virtual Kids' Club bird house craft activity for children

Make a bird box out of an old carton and learn some wacky facts about birds.


You will need:

  • Juice Carton
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Felt Pens or Paint
  • String / Twine
  • Stick / Wooden Skewer
  • Coloured Card / Paper

Step 1

First, cut out a door on one of the sides, you could even cut out windows each side, too!

Step 2

Next, paint your carton white, this will give a plain base to design your own pattern! You could also stick coloured paper or card on your carton.

Step 3

Now your bird house is ready to colour! You can use pens, pencils, crayons, or paint, whatever you have!

Step 4

Next, make a hole towards the bottom of the carton, under the doorway, where you can push the stick through, this will give the birds something to sit on!

Step 5

Pierce a hole through the vertical strip on the top of the carton, here you can thread the string through, which will be used to hang up your bird house in the garden. You may need an adult to help with this bit.

Step 6

Finally, you can use a rectangular piece of paper or card (from a cereal box or tissue box) to create a roof on top of the carton.