Whimsical Yard Art Kids’ Craft

We finally have warm weather here in the south, so it’s time to plant a few flowers and paint a few birdhouses.Today I have a craft that combines both of these spring treats and allows the kids to get involved at the same time. Pull out the Mod Podge Washoutfor Kids and Apple Barrel paint !


Whimsical Yard Art
  • Mod Podge Washout for Kids
  • Apple Barrel paint in spring colors
  • Small wooden bird houses from the local craft store
  • Spouncy paint sponges
  • Spring flowers
  • Picture hanging wire
  • Small screw-in hooks
Optional supplies:
  • Mod Podgeable shapes (with open circle at the top for stringing wire through)
  • Small pieces of scrapbook paper
  • Plaid Stencils
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
Begin by protecting your painting surface with plastic or newspaper.  Mod Podge Washout is great for moms and teachers because it washes out of clothes and off of furniture even after it’s dry, but I still like to keep a clean table! Apple Barrel acrylic craft paints come in a wide range of colors and clean with soap and water while wet, so they are great for family craft projects, as well!
Paint the birdhouse in your choice of spring colors. I painted one, Princess painted one, and then we painted on together. Let dry.

Embellish the birdhouse with Plaid stencils and ribbon, if desired (that’s what I did to my version!!). Let dry.
Screw in the small hook to the top of the birdhouse. Do this carefully as the birdhouse wood is very thin.

Screw two small hooks in the bottom of the birdhouse.
Seal the birdhouse with Mod Podge Washout for Kids. Let dry.
Now take the Mod Podgeable shapes and let the kids apply small scraps of paper to them to create a collage look. Be sure to seal them with Mod Podge Washout for kids! Let dry.

Using picture hanging wire, attach the Mod Podgeable shapes to the hooks on the bottom of the birdhouse. Attach another length of wire to the top of the birdhouse for hanging. Optionally, plant a cute annual in your new birdhouse art.

Here is Princess’ finished yard art.

And here’s my version and our combined project.

We had a blast creating our spring art! What are your favorite spring crafts?


Please note that this birdhouse is not made to stand up to severe outdoor weather or to watering of the flower. Sealing the birdhouse with Outdoor Mod Podge or another tough sealant is recommended if this is the purpose of the birdhouse.To stay updated with new products and projects  Follow Plaid Crafts on Pinterest,Follow Plaid Crafts on Twitter,Like Plaid Crafts on Facebook
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  1. says

    So cute! I’m on a bit of a birdhouse kick at the moment, so I actually have three little unfinished wooden birdhouses just crying out for this treatment! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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