Make a Your Own Bird House with a Kit
Attracting wild birds to your backyard is always a fun
activity, and with a wood birdhouse kit you also get the
satisfaction of creating the birdhouse on your own. You can
follow the directions exactly, or you can easily personalize
it to create a one of a kind "masterpiece."
These come in a variety of styles, one of the most popular
are the log cabin birdhouses, but you will find all sorts of
cottages and other craft kits as well.
Birdhouse Kits for Kids
- These are some of
the most popular, and certainly affordable kits. Often sold
in the toys and games sections of stores, these bird houses
are usually simpler to build and with the precut wood pieces
you can avoid some of the more dangerous parts of woodworking
for small hands. Some of the more popular manufacturers of
kits for kids are Pine Pro and Toysmith. There is also one
from the popular Melissa and Doug Series, as well as the Tim
Allen series. Building a bird house with your children can be
a great rainy day project that will be visible for years to
come. If you're up to the challenge, you can let them paint
the house for a real personal touch.
You will also find children's foam kits, which are not really
intended to serve as birdhouses but are more of an
instructional activity for little hands.
If you find these kits to be too simple, you might want to
try looking at some birdhouse plans
, since the
materials list is usually straightforward enough that
it's not much more work than a kit.