It’s finally spring time. No doubt about it. The craziest winter of our lives is finally over, and we can now spend our time outdoors landscaping, doing home projects, and enjoying the sun.
One of the best parts about the spring is the birds chirping away at your windows.
You know it’s officially spring when that happens. If you’re anything like me you love those feathered friends and making them feel at home is a priority in the warmer months.
They make waking up in the morning more enjoyable, they’re fascinating to watch, and fowl houses can really make your back yard look great.
How To Build A Birdhouse
There are a lot of different things you can do to make your back yard inviting to a bird.
You can plant trees for them to perch on and make their homes, you can install a fountain for them to bathe in and drink from, and you can build a small, concaved landing for them to land, eat, socialize, and sing on or learn how to build a birdhouse.
All of the above are great options, but they may not be ideal. Planting a tree is a big commitment and can be very expensive.
They obviously take a long time to grow to fruition, and can cost hundreds, or even thousands of dollars.
Depending on where you live, you may need to get permission from the local government or home owners association to plant one, and you need to make sure you have enough room in your yard to do it.
Along with all of that, you have to make sure that the tree won’t syphon all of the available moisture from other smaller plants or gardens.
If you have a lot of plants, flowers, or a garden in your back yard, you may not want to do such a thing.
A fountain is great for the look of a back yard, especially when it has running water.
But, they too can be expensive, and we’ve all seen the fountains that have lost their luster and just look like abandoned lawn ornaments that bring the overall look of a yard down.
A landing is fine for what it is: a generic place for birds to come to and eat, but it is probably the least aesthetically pleasing of the three options above.
It’s nothing more than a landing spot that holds fowl food. It won’t look great in your back yard, but it will certainly get the job done.
Making Bird Houses
Your best bet for making your back yard look great is building or learning how to build a birdhouse.
Bird houses are great for the back yard because they can really spice up the look of the yard, they are small enough to be moved around with ease, and they can be repainted fairly easy every year.
The best part about them is that birds obviously love them. They are small and protective like a fowl wants, and they fit in with the spring time theme of bright colors.
They’re great lawn fixtures for those who take pride in their homes and yards. They’re also extremely easy to make.
In fact, bird house kits are so extremely easy to make, that most folks make them projects with their kids.
So many kids spend most of their time attached to some kind of technology that parents are always looking for ways to get them out of the house and into the fresh summer air. House kits are a great way to do that.
They are not hard at all to put together. In fact they can sometimes be easy enough for kindergarteners to do (watch for small parts and choking hazards on the kit below).
They don’t have a lot of parts to them so you don’t have to worry about losing many things, or needing a lot of tools to assemble them.
They have the artistic side to them because most have to be painted, and kids love that.
And finally they teach kids how to appreciate nature while also learning some responsibility.
You could have your kids enjoy nature by watching the birds, while giving them the ‘responsibility’ of making sure the fowl house is in tip top shape for their feathered friends.
Let’s take a look at one of my favorite fowl house kits. It will give you all that you need to get started.
5 Assorted Bird House Kits
If you’re like me, you like variety and freedom when it comes to decorating your yard.
My tastes change often, and I get bored easy. I want to pull into my home and feel a sense of pride about my home and how my yard looks.
Although fowl house kits are small, they still make a big difference in a yard.
They are kind of like a watch or a necklace: not nearly as important as the top you wear, but they can improve and set off the look you’re trying for.
With the 5 Assorted Bird House Kits by Craft Kits and Supplies, you get five different fowl houses to use in your yard.
The fowl houses have a variety of looks and feel, and it’s a great kit if you have more than one child at home.
Each child can get a kit of their own to paint just how they like. There are a couple of kits that look like small homes, a couple that look like your typical house, and one that looks unique with a chimney.
These are kits so there is some assembly required, but the instructions that come with it is very kid friendly.
Each bird house is extremely light, and shouldn’t take more than an hour or two to put together and paint.
Because they’re so light, they can literally be hung almost anywhere, so if your kids want them in a weird spot or at eye level, they’re small enough and light enough to do so.
In all, building a fowl house is extremely easy, and fowl house kits come with very few parts and easy to read instructions.
So they are a great way to accentuate your yard and spend quality time with your kids or grandkids at the same time.