Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Making our own bird bath

My children and I have been studying Ornithology this year in homeschool. As well as studying it, I want the kids to grow to love birding and appreciating what beautiful creatures God has created. So we have been, for the past year or so, setting up a backyard bird habitat.
A happy place that birds will enjoy visiting and a nice big window for us to view them.
When I spied a delightful picture of a homemade birdbath on facebook yesterday, I knew it was the next addition to our yard.

The kids set to work painting after the materials were gathered. If you recall, our table is on the front porch right now during all the construction.
The materials are easy.
1 14" terracotta pot
1 12" terracotta pot
1 10" terracotta pot
1 16" saucer (I couldn't find a 16" saucer, so I used a 12")
1 6" saucer
Paint
Glue

Stack the pots upside down from biggest to smallest.
Glue the larger saucer to the bottom of the top pot
Glue the 6" saucer to the edge of the large saucer.

DONE!
Easy peasy!
And if your habitat is as happening a place as ours... you will have guests in NO time!

It's so enjoyable to make memories with my kids. Most kids love hands on projects, so set aside an hour or two and make something fun today!


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7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful addition to your back yard. The colors are so summer. It is great that you are teaching the children about the birds. I too do the same since my weeones were little.
    Have a great day and enjoy the birds.

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  2. What a great job they did! I bet the birds will be happy there. I have 6 cats. So I don't feel like it's fair to birds to lure them here for the bad cats to kill them. Enjoy your birds!

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  3. My crew would love to do this! There are enough pieces that everyone could paint one. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. What a neat idea! My teenagers would like to do this, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I just love this. Hope to make one day.

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  6. What is the best glue and paint to use?

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    1. Hi there. We used just a basic acrylic paint. Today it looks just like the day we painted it. Just a little weathered. As for glue, the only glue we needed was for the top two pieces. I bought the glue in the craft section that said it would work for clay. I don't remember the name right now, but it was with the crafts in Walmart.
      I hope that helps! :)
      Blessings,
      Chas

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