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...