Plaster Birdhouse

Celebrate spring by making a birdhouse using recycled materials and Plaster of Paris.



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Step 2.

Have an Adult use the heavy duty scissors to cut the bottom off the juice carton.

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Step 3.

Tape the top of the juice container closed, to ensure it doesn’t open when you pour the plaster.

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Step 4.

Have an adult use the heavy duty scissors to make a slit in middle of one side of the juice carton. Slide a Wood Craft Stick into the slit in the juice carton, as shown. This will create the perch for the outside of the birdhouse.

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Step 5.

Place your juice carton upside down in your container. Mix the Plaster of Paris and pour into the juice carton. To learn about the Basics of Plaster of Paris, click here.

plaster of paris birdhouse

Step 6.

Let the plaster set overnight. Carefully rip the carton to remove it from the plaster. You will be left with plaster in the shape of a little birdhouse with a perch.

Plaster of Paris

Step 7.

Decorate your birdhouse. Paint a large circle above the perch in black paint.  This will make it look like the birdhouse has an opening in it.

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