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.


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.


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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