Ladybug Birdhouse
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Ladybug Birdhouse

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wood Birdhouse
  • Paint Brush
  • Disposable Plate for Paint Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Wood Doll Head
  • Aleene's "Tacky" Glue®
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint - Geranium Red
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint - Wrought Iron Black
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint - Citrus Green
  • Container of Water
  • Fabric

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor

Project Instructions

  1. Note: Let paint dry between steps

  2. Paint the roof and perch with Citrus Green, the base with Geranium Red, and the ball beads with Wrought Iron Black.

  3. Trim fabric to fit the front side of the birdhouse. Apply a liberal amount of glue over the surface. Position fabric and smooth out with fingers. Repeat for each side.

  4. ADULT: Once glue is dry, cut sections in door opening. Either trim away excess fabric or apply glue and fold back into doorway to adhere.

  5. Apply two coats of Clear Coat over fabric. Allow to dry between coats.

  6. Use the #6 flat brush and Wrought Iron Black to stripe the roof edges.

  7. Use the tip of the brush handle and Citrus Green to dot the ball beads. Position and glue the beads to the base.


Do your homework! Choose a birdhouse that will bring native birds to your area to receive maximum enjoyment of your creative efforts! 

Using DecoArt® Patio Paint means no outdoor sealer is required to keep this house looking great for years to come!

Let paint dry between steps.


Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.