Have you ever let the kids do one of those paint-your-own wooden projects? Like those mini treasure boxes or picture frames. We have painted wooden holiday-themed masks in the past and our most recent project was an easy wooden birdhouse craft. Little Sister, who is 4, enjoyed decorating her very own birdhouse and playing with the pom pom birds I made for her. This birdhouse craft can be adapted to kids of all ages making it great as a group activity or as a craft to make with siblings.
How to make the Wooden Birdhouse Craft and Pom Pom Birds
- wooden birdhouse
- foam stickers or other embellishments
- glue or glue dots
- pom poms
- tiny googly eyes
- craft foam (or construction paper)
- optional: paper grass/Easter grass, small container to create the birds nest
*We recieved wooden birdhouse, pom poms, foam flower stickers, and tiny googly eyes for free via Horizon Group (CraftProjectIdeas.com). See our disclosure policy here.
As usual, Little Sister painted her wooden birdhouse with yellow, pink, and purple paint since they are her favorite colors. She also brushed glitter glue over the paint.
The next day, she decorated it with foam flower stickers. Buttons, sequins, jewel gems, etc. would also be super cute.
Pom Pom Birds Craft
Choose pom poms to turn into birds. Little Sister chose a bigger pom pom to represent the mommy bird plus 2 regular-sized pom poms for creating baby birds.
If your feathers aren’t small enough, cut them so they are small enough. Cut a beak from craft foam (and feet if you’d like). Glue on the feathers and beak. Glue dots work better than white school glue for fuzzy projects. Otherwise an adult could use a hot glue gun. The tiny googly eyes we used (from CraftProjectIdeas.com) had sticky backs and came on a sheet of all different sizes.
Little Sister loves carrying around her pretend birds in the little nest I put together for her. It’s made from the lid of a frozen yogurt container and paper Easter grass.
This wooden birdhouse craft makes a great small world play activity! The kids have enjoyed several small world activities in the past including an imaginative dinosaur idea and a penguin insta-snow activity.