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Cozy Bird Cottage Craft

Cozy Bird Cottage Craft

Coax the kids outside for a wintry nature walk to collect the materials for this gingerbreadlike birdhouse.

by Hillary Pember | Photograph by Ed Judice

What you'll need

  • small wooden birdhouse
  • twigs, pebbles, flakes of bark, acorn caps, small pinecones, and pinecone scales
  • tacky glue
  • glue dots
  • artificial birds

How to make it

  1. Paint a small wooden birdhouse white, if desired, before decorating it with the natural materials you've collected. Our houses are festooned with twigs, pebbles, flakes of bark, acorn caps, small pinecones, and pinecone scales. We used tacky glue to attach lighter items, such as the acorns and twigs, and glue dots for the pebbles and other heavier things.
  2. As a finishing touch, we added artificial birds.

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