Dylan’s DIY juice carton bird house

My son Dylan has been a great little helper in our patio garden ever since we first started it last spring. So when he suggested we should add a bird house to it I was was definitely on board with his project. My suggestion was to make it out of something we could recycle and to use a juice carton as the base and to try and make it look like a traditional wood bird house. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures on the step by step process but I’m going to explain it as best as possible.

Supplies : 

  • Juice carton
  • Wood popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Drill
  • Glue gun
  • Hole puncher
  • Rope
  • Bird Seed

Step 1:

Clean out your Juice carton and let dry.

Step 2:

(Adult) should cut a rectangle where the pour spout is with an exacto knife first in the beginning and then (child) can finish it with with scissors. Cut it a 1/2 inch for the top so your wood pieces will fit on top.

Step3:

Figure out where you want your opening to go and (Adult) should start to cut a 3 inch circle with exacto knife in the beginning and then (child) can finish it with scissors.

Step4:

Choose color you would like your bird house to be and let the kiddo’s paint away and let dry for 1 hr.

Step 5:

We built a little path way for the birds by using the smaller popsicle sticks and glued them together with the hot glue gun (Adult should do this one). We also cut a small slit below the Circle opening so we could glue the path way underneath.

Step 6:

We glued the popsicle sticks onto the carton to make a uniformed patterned consistency. (Adult) should use glue gun on carton while the (child) should lay the popsicle sticks on top of glue.

Step 7:

After the glue dried we drilled a hole at the top of the juice carton and inserted our rope.

Step 8:

Add bird seed and hang – Your all Done !

 

If you have any question leave a comment below and I’ll respond as quickly as possible. I hope you and your kiddos have fun making this Green Garden project as much as we did.

 

 

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