This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.
Today I’m sharing the birdhouse & feeders we made from our supplies we got from our recent trip to The Home Depot.
Bird watching can be a peaceful way to get your kids invested in and caring about their natural surroundings. Wild birds can provide some of the important “taking care of animals” lessons that pets can…without all the pesky vet bills.
You can find a step by step tutorial on The Home Depot website on how to build a birdhouse. But since we were on a time constraint, our original birdhouse plan was to buy this pre-cut kit I found online.
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Unfortunately, when I asked a sales associate in store where the item was located, he told me it was only available online. But he was kind enough to give us a similar kit that they use for their Kid Workshops. (Held the first Saturday of each month)
The kit we received is named the Diamond Birdhouse kit. It came with detailed directions, wood cutouts and nails. So all we needed was a hammer, paint and safety goggles to complete our birdhouse.
When you attend the Saturday Kid Workshops at The Home Depot, not only do you get a different themed kit each time, they also supply the necessary tools to put it together right there in store. Also all participating kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Workshops are completely FREE & the schedule of classes can be found on The Home Depot website. You can also reserve your spot through the website.
First thing first. Be safe!
Always be safe when crafting & working with tools. Parental assistance & guidance is highly encouraged. Although we already had these goggles on hand, The Home Depot has some fun ones specially made for kids online.
Just like if we were in store for The Home Depot’s Saturday Kid Workshop, lil man & daddy followed the kit’s provided directions. Within a few minutes, lil man & daddy were able to put the birdhouse together with ease.
Watch the below video to see how much fun he had.
While our birdhouse was drying, we made some simple bird feeders.
First make sure your toilet paper rolls are clean. There should be NO toilet paper left on them.
Grab your scissors & cut your yarn to the desired length. Then hole punch two holes on your toilet paper rolls & string the yarn through them, tying off to make a loop for easy hanging.
Once done, grab all your completed items and head outside.
We hung our new birdhouse in the tree & hung our feeders from various branches for the birds to enjoy.
Once the birds have finished off the bird seed, all you need to do is throw away your toilet paper roll.
What do you think? Do you make birdhouses/treats for the birds in your backyard? Would love to hear some stories & ideas!
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