Painting birdhouses is fun for young and old alike.
This is a great intergenerational activity, because it’s simple and there’s no right or wrong way to paint one. Just use your imagination when it comes to color choices!
Materials Needed for Painting a Birdhouse:
- Already-made birdhouse (usually available at hobby stores)
- Paint (paint made for outdoor use) (non-toxic)
- Paint brushes (various sizes)
- Painting cups (if needed-I sometimes use old medicine cups or small paper cups to pour small amount of paint into.)
- Old newspaper to place underneath project
- Old paint clothes, paint shirts, or aprons
- Use old paint clothes or aprons to cover clothes. Place old newspapers down on work surface to cover.
- Choose your birdhouse and paint colors. Paint one color, multi-colored or whatever design you wish.
- Let dry.
- When dry set outdoors to enjoy.
Considerations for Older Adult Crafters:
- Larger handled paint brushes may be easier to grip than thinner ones.
- Consider painting separate birdhouses with a child, or painting one together.
- For those needing close observation, make sure paint is not ingested.