There are so many different kits and DIY bird houses on line and at craft stores. However, they are usually poorly made or the kids cannot put them together by themselves because they need wood glue or hammers etc. I wanted to share with you this great new product, Box for the Birds, that was easy enough for my children, ages 6, 8 and 10 to put together all by themselves. (not so easy they were bored mind you)
I was introduced to Box for the Birds from a neighbor who purchased 6 of these for their grand kids to complete for Father’s Day. She spoke so highly of them that I decided to contact them to check it out myself. They are a company based right here in the USA by parents trying to come up with a weekend project to do with their daughter.
They are environmentally friendly as well, as the directions are on the back of the box. Keep this in mind: tell your children not to throw or rip the box open when assembling or they will not have a bird house. Of course there are directions on the website, but why waste more paper! My kids took a few minutes to figure this out. But I let them try to figure it out before showing them the back of the box. (Team building exercise right!)
As you can see no thrills just puzzle like pieces that the kids and/or parents can put together in less than 30 minutes.
I turned the kids loose on this one, suggesting this was a product for them to review. It was a rainy day here so we were looking for an indoor project. I went upstairs to change the laundry and in about 15 minutes this is what they presented to me. They were so proud of themselves.
Just thought I would include some pictures of the simple yet large and very sturdy construction.