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Make a birdhouse from a gourd


Last updated 10/11/2007 at Noon

Children can create their own birdhouses using a dried vegetable. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 2” gives step-by-step instructions on how to dry and make an attractive birdhouse from a gourd (with adult supervision, of course!).

Make a gourd birdhouse


• Round or curlicue-shape gourd, completely dried

• 12-inch ruler

• Drill or sharp knife

• Round stick or wooden dowel for perch, about 1/4-inch in diameter

• Weatherproof cord or string

It is important to choose a gourd that is large enough for a bird to live in but not too large to hang from a t...

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