Bird Bath

4-6 year olds | one hour

Make an attractive bath for the birds in your backyard. After you make it, hang around to see who comes to visit.

What You'll Need

  • large flower pot saucer or rubbish bin lid
  • smooth, flat rocks
  • water
  • sewing needle
  • plastic water bottle
  • string


1. Pick a spot in your backyard that is level and underneath a tree branch.
2. Place the lid underneath the branch, lining the bottom with rocks. Fill the lid with water.
3. Using the needle, poke a hole in the bottom of the water bottle. The hole should be small enough to let water trickle down into the lid slowly.
4. Hang the water bottle from the overhanging tree branch so that the water inside it drips steadily into the lid (birds are attracted to this sound).
5. Leave your creation at peace and watch from a farther way off. See what birds come to enjoy the bath.

Tags: model making, outdoors

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