This year for my mother’s birthday I wanted the girls to make her something special. They have really been having so much fun making things and they get so proud when they give someone a gift that they actually made. And since my mom is a big bird fan and has tons of bird houses, I thought it would be nice to make her a special one.
I wanted the birdhouse to be a little different so we made this one into a bird house wind chime in addition to being a birdhouse. My oldest picked out all the colors and decided that the house should be five different colors. I was pretty skeptical and was not sure how it was going to turn out, but I really love it now that it is done! And having the house so many different colors really makes all the decorations on the wind chime part stand out! You will need to help the kids staple the wind chime strings to the house but they can do most of the rest by them selves.
|Giving Grandma her gift!|
My oldest daughters birthday is the week after my mothers so we celebrated both together this year and the girls were so excited to give grandma her special gift. And grandma loved it, she loved it even more because the girls made it special for her. Homemade gifts are the best!
Wood Bird House
5 Wooden Stars
5 ¾ inch Round Wood Beads
5 Jingle Bells
5 Cow Bells
Hemp String (or other strong string)
Outdoor Craft Paint (in varying colors)
Then tie your hemp string from one end to the other so you can hang your bird house
(we made 5 different strings, and varied where we put each item so none of the strings are the same)
(we put one in the middle then one on each of the four corners)