Getting Crafty

Craft Stick Birdhouse

All the neighbors will be chirping about the colorful new house on the block...birdhouse, that is. It'll probably get some birds singing, too! Coming to us from Instagram mom and crafting queen @thatgirllaney, all it takes is five supplies, some Wet Ones, and you’re good to get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Birdseed
  • Glue (we used both glue and a hot glue gun)
  • Twine or string
  • Scissors
  • Multi-colored craft sticks

STEP ONE

Start with crafting the roof. First, line up 12 sticks side by side. Next, hold them together by gluing one stick horizontally across your roof along the top, middle, and bottom. Repeat these steps so you have two sides for your roof.

STEP TWO

Now you will start on your base. Line up 12 more sticks side by side. This time, you will only use two sticks horizontally to hold them together. One at the top and one at the bottom. On the other sides, add two more sticks to connect to the horizontal sticks.

STEP THREE

For the base, continue to add a stick to each end using a drop of glue until each side has 5 sticks.

STEP FOUR

Turn the base of the birdhouse upside down and glue three sticks coming out of each side. This will make a handy landing pad for the birds.

STEP FIVE

Connect the two roof pieces together by adding one or two additional sticks at the top with glue.

Parents, these next two steps are all you!

STEP SIX

Using your glue gun, attach the flat sides of the wood pieces together. Glue two sticks to two sides of the birdhouse. This will hold up the roof.

STEP SEVEN

Glue the top of the sticks and add the roof. Tie the twine around the inside of the roof to hang.

STEP EIGHT

Now, all that's left is to add the birdseed! But, before you do, take a Wet Ones break to remove any glue on your hands so the birdseed won't stick to them.

STEP NINE

Your birdhouse feeder is now done! Hang it in a special place where you and your family can enjoy watching beautiful birds feast!