Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

spring make camp: craft stick birdhouse

This pom-pom bird will keep you company all day long and never make a peep! He sure is cute, though! Use some craft sticks, construction paper and glue to make him an equally adorable home and set him out where he can be admired.
Step 1
We have a template that will help you to make this project. Click here to download and print it to get started, then set it aside until Step 3. 
Step 2
Lay 12 craft sticks side-by-side, vertically, on your work surface. Make sure that all the long edges of the sticks are touching. Glue a craft stick horizontally across the vertical craft sticks, near their top edges. Glue a second craft stick horizontally across the sticks, near their bottom edges. Make sure all of the vertical craft sticks are glued to the horizontal craft sticks. Let them dry. 
Step 3
Cut the roof triangle shape from the template sheet. Trace it onto construction paper and cut it out. 
Step 4
Glue the construction paper roof onto the top of the craft stick house. Decorate the roof using markers. You can copy our roof, shown in the photo on this page, or make your own design. 
Step 5
Now, decorate the house itself using markers. You can make polka dots, like we did, or any kind of lines or shapes you want – it’s up to you. Don’t forget to draw a nice entrance to the birdhouse for your little friend! 
Step 6
Make a pom-pom bird. Pick a chenille pipe cleaner to make the beak, legs and tail feathers. We’ve marked the measurements of each of these pieces on our template sheet, so use that to easily cut the lengths you need. 
 
TIP: Use our image as a guide for how to fold and glue the chenille pipe cleaners. 
Step 7
Cut a piece of chenille pipe cleaner for the beak and fold it in half. If you need to, you can trim it a little shorter. Glue it to the pom-pom at its center front.  
Step 8
Next, use the template to measure and cut two pieces that are about 1" long for the legs. Bend a small foot at the end of each piece, then glue both legs to the bottom of the pom-pom. 
Step 9
Use the template to measure and cut two pieces that are about 2" long for the tail feathers. Fold them in half and glue them to the back of the pom-pom. 
Step 10
Glue a small wiggle eye to one side of the bird near its beak. Set the pom-pom bird aside to dry. 
Step 11
To make the perch, use the template to measure and cut a different color of chenille pipe cleaner. It should be about 1½" long. Fold this piece in half, then bend the ends out in opposite directions. Glue the ends to the front of the birdhouse so that the perch sticks straight out. 
Step 12
Glue the pom-pom bird to the perch and let it dry.
 
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