This afternoon we are breaking out our paints and other goodies from the craft cabinet, and decorating birdhouses! This is a fun activity for kids of all ages, and can help with dexterity, learning colors, and promoting creativity. Plus, these cute little wooden houses can be found for just a buck each at either the dollar store or local craft store.
Sydney starting covering her birdhouse with one bright color…
Then she got creative mixing paints. I took this opportunity to teach her how she can add white to lighten and black to darken the colors in her palette. She was fascinated, and her birdhouse took on a whole new look!
Here are a couple of her finished houses:
And, of course I had to join in on the fun and make one too!
Now, time to find a place in her room to display our masterpieces!