you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means
you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
As we build houses, stores and roads, natural habitats for animals and birds are rapidly declining. A birdhouse project is an environmentally sound project. Different birds require different styles of houses so it is wise to study up prior to making a house. This one is made of cedar scraps for weather resistance, and a tin can. The perch is a few inches of dowel.
It’s fun experimenting with different brushes to see what effect they create. In this project, a liner, a flat, and a “checkerboard brush” are used to make the patterns that enhance the colorful basecoats.