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Kids driving you crazy? Settle them down with the fun and easy art projects in this craft ideas for kids video series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- An empty quart-size milk carton
- A stapler
- Masking tape
- A soft cloth or rag
- Brown shoe polish
- Scissors or a small precision knife
- A grown-up to help with cutting
- A pointy screwdriver or something to poke holes in the carton
- A twig or small branch (optional)
Rinse out carton
Rinse out the milk carton thoroughly and let it dry.
Close the carton and staple it shut. It will look like it did when your mom or dad bought it.
Cover with tape
Tear or cut pieces of masking tape that are two or three inches long and stick them all over the carton until you've covered it completely.
Rub shoe polish
Dab some shoe polish onto the cloth and rub it all over the tape-covered carton. This will make the house look like it's made out of bark. Let the polish dry.
To make the door, have a grownup cut a circle that's an inch to an inch and a half in diameter about 4 inches above the bottom of the carton.
Make a few holes in the bottom of the carton for drainage and two holes in the top so that the birds can breathe.
String & hang
Poke a hole through the very top of the house, where the milk carton forms a peak, and string a piece of twine through it. Tie a knot in the twine, hang the house from a tree, and wait for your new neighbors to move in.