Make a Backyard Birdhouse

While visiting the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth, we spotted the Build a Better Birdhouse exhibit. The June exhibit featured birdhouses designed by Maine architects, but there were also some fun versions made by local children.

The CP family is always looking for new ways to add color to the garden, so we thought, why not try decorating some birdhouses of our own? Here are a few from the library that provided inspiration:

MP liked the stripes painted on this cheerful birdhouse.

So sweet… one child painted ‘Welcome Birdies’ on her polka dot house.

We found our unpainted birdhouses at A.C. Moore in South Portland. CP#1 and #2 really enjoyed this project. Free reign with paint? Yes, please. In fact, CP#2 finished his green and blue house, and decided he wanted to help Mom paint the rest of hers. What a fun way to spend the afternoon!


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