Easter Egg Box Bird House/Feeder!

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So.... Easter is over.  The eggs have been hunted.  Some of the chocolate has been consumed.  Some has been pilfered by me (shhhhh! don't tell anyone!) and now we are left with MANY egg boxes.  And I kept thinking that there must be something we can do with them. 

Looking at my little girl's much adored Cadbury's Peter Rabbit one, it occurred to me... the little holes where the shiny egg temptingly pokes through could make a fantastic hole for a bird.  So we set to turn the box into a bird house or bird feeder (we are still a bit undecided)!  

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We used:

  • Scola Artmix paint in Purple & Green (any poster paints will do)
  • Stickers (we borrowed some from the latest Princess magazine!)
  • PVA glue
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Paint pot/bowl

A couple of coats of green and purple paint went on first.  The gloss coating on the packaging was rather tricky to cover the first time, so we had to do two coats.  We then layered on some stickers and then finally gave it a coating of 'varnish' made with equal quantities of PVA glue and water brushed all over the carton. 

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We have yet to see if this is completely weather proof (I am slighly dubious!), but we are going to fill it with a little bird seed, put it in a sheltered spot somewhere in the garden when the sun comes out a bit and see if it gets inhabited.  If anything it was a lovely way of extending the Easter fun and feeling slightly more righteous that we didn't completely waste all that packaging!