Make a Birdbox with the Kids

Make a Birdbox with the Kids

With it being National Birdbox Week why not combine crafts and wildlife to make your very own bird nesting box to hang in your outside space? 
Here are a few ideas on how to get started with your bird box activity
 
According to RSBP the best way to attract birds to your garden is to have a nest box where they can find food and shelter.
Make a Small Nest Box | Kids Activity - The RSPB

You could even assemble your own bird boxes without having to worry about getting the sizes right. These bird box kits are ideal for kids (and adults too!) with easy to follow instructions.
Bird Box Kit | The Nestbox Company


Attract birds with a project that’s fun for kids of all ages and make a DIY Bird feeder from recycled materials.
How to Make a DIY Bird Feeder From Recycled Materials | Audubon

Get a plain feeder that is perfect to decorate and paint with your own designs – ideal for keeping children busy!
Gardman A01910 Kids Paint Your Own Wild Bird Nest Box - Natural : Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Outdoors

Stuff you may need
Materials may be different depending on the type of bird box you decide to make:
  • Paints, pens
  • Recycled household items
  • Wood planks
  • Nails, screws
  • Hammer
  • Saw
  • A drill
 
Once you have constructed the box and decorated it, fill it with a few natural items. Examples include twigs, leaves, grass, bark, or wood chipping inside.
Should I put anything in my bird box (and what materials) - Bird Barn

Once your box is made, locating it correctly is a key to determinant in how likely birds are to occupy them,
The NHBS Guide: Where to hang and how to maintain your nest box

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