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Terra-cotta Birdbath | Garden Crafts

Terra-cotta Birdbath

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

A birdbath is a great device for attracting all kinds of species.


  • 2 unglazed clay pot trays, one 8 1/4 inches in diameter and one 12 1/4 inches in diameter
  • Unglazed clay pot, 6 inches in diameter
  • Permanent enamel satin finish paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clear satin-finish enamel glaze


  1. Invert the smaller clay tray and the pot on a newspaper-covered surface so your child can paint a decorative design on the stand. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
  2. Seal the paint with a coat of clear satin glaze.
  3. Center the inverted pot on the tray base.
  4. Set the larger tray right side up atop the pot and fill it with no more than 3 inches of water.


Don't paint the larger tray, as the unpainted surface will provide a better grip for visiting birds.