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  TITLE     BIRDHOUSE  
  DESCRIPTION     Birdhouse from cardboard milk carton covered with leaves  
  DETAILS     Like the birds nest, the gathering of material is half the fun when you make this milk carton birdhouse. Find sticks, leaves, grasses, pods, whatever nature has left lying on the ground.  Cut a door in a cardboard milk carton. With a glue gun, glue on nature's bounty, covering the carton completely.

This project is not going to win any awards, in fact the finished product is, quite frankly, ugly.  We did it because the children loved making the birdís nest, especially the gathering of natureís materials. What else could we do, with leaves, sticks, grasses and the stuff nature had left on the ground, I wondered. So,  by cutting a door in a milk carton and gluing natureís bounty all over it, we created a birdhouse. This isnít really about  handsomely housing birds,  but about foraging for the stuff and using the glue gun.
 

 
  AGE RANGE     3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15                
  GENDER     All  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Empty milk carton, glue gun, scissors to cut door, leaves etc  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Manual dexterity  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     10  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
  PHOTOS & SKETCHES      
  MY RATING (1-10)     6                                                                                         
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10                      
  NAME     Suzy Smith  
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