Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Milk Jug Bird House

Here's a project you can make with the kids to squash the summer boredom blues!

Items Needed

clean milk jug
wooden trowel
utility knife
cardboard circle about the size of a soda can or cup
pencil or pen
permanent markers, paint, stickers, or any other water proof decorations

  1. Make the loop to hang your bird house. Make two holes in the milk jug lid with the hammer and nail. Knot one end of the twine and thread through the bottom of the lid. Leave enough twine to make a loop by threading the twine through the other hole and knot to secure.
  2. Create a door to the house. Trace the cardboard circle on one side of the jug and cut out with the utility knife.
  3. Make the perch for the birds. Drive a nail in the sides of the milk jug and slide the trowel inside and through to the other side. If your trowel is to large to fit in the hole you may need to use the utility knife to make the hole large enough to slide the trowel through.
  4. Add the finishing touches. Screw the lid on the jug and decorate with permanent markers, paint, foam stickers, etc. Add some bird seed to the bottom, hang and watch the birds find their new home.
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  1. Fun to make and to observe later, I love it! I'll be linking.

  2. Me and my family have made one of these before, they are so cool!
    It's a great way to go green! =D


  3. this is a great idea! I have been trying to find things to do with all my old milk jugs.


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