As spring is upon us now in almost every state, we naturally start to spend more time outdoors in the evenings and weekends. But for some, like me, standing out in the sun is not exactly something I ache to do. In fact, I am allergic to the sun! That being said, I still have to find a way to connect with my daughter without being the mom that has to run down the street after a bike.
Lucky for me, Charlotte (as I would imagine most kids) absolutely loves to craft.
Yesterday, while she was off of school for a teacher planning day, we picked up a few items to have a fun Spring time craft that anyone can do and for very little money.
We bought at Hobby Lobby. You can print 40% off coupons right on their webpage.
- Birdhouse ($3.99-$9.99 – ours was $6.99)
- Paints (.99 a bottle)
- Paintbrushes (most have these at home, but we needed a new set, so I picked up a pack for $5.99)
You can choose to buy a birdhouse pre-assembled like ours was or you can buy one to assemble around the same price. Because our mission was simply to paint rather than wait for glue to dry, I chose to pick one out that was ready to go. If you have an older kid, you may want to prolong the craft by having them put one together.
In our case, we simply painted, but if you want to get really creative, try adding:
- Stained Glass
- Mosaic tiles
- Natural elements like sticks and leaves
- Wood Etching
You can also get a birdhouse for every person in your family if you like. In Charlotte and I’s case, we chose to share a birdhouse and each work on a side and then rotate it around.
Here is our birdhouse (on our poor Winter ravaged Oleander tree) all ready for some seed and a bird!