We decided to put in a butterfly garden this year. But we’ve started it from seed so I won’t be posting pictures for a while. I got a little humming bird feeder to put out there, so what better than a bird house to finish off our little scenic area outside our living room window? I bought a birdhouse at Michael’s and painted it with a pretty heavy coat of white and let that dry.
I gave Mr. T 2 brushes, 4 paint colors and free reign, with occasional help turning the birdhouse so he could get to all sides. I cannot tell you how impressed I was that my little man sat there, concentrating so diligently, for such a long time. He painted for 30 minutes, and even made the inside pretty for the birdies that decide to make this their home.
I love that he decided to use a brush in each hand instead of using separate brushes for different colors. He really got into mixing the colors on his plate, too. He was very interested in how the colors changed.
Can you see the concentration wrinkles? 😉
Telling Mommy all about the method he is using to paint. And informing me he had no desire to have his fingers cleaned. Not that that came as a surprise. He likes being messy.
Interiors must be just as pretty as exteriors. These are some lucky little birds. I couldn’t get a picture of the inside, but it looks great!
Almost done! Our birdhouse is totally dry now and is so beautiful. Daddy is going to seal it for us so we can put it outside. I can’t wait to show you all our butterfly and bird sanctuary when it’s all grown. We are linked up here:
Deb Chitwood says
It’s great that your son concentrated for so long on his project! Very cute and a great way to encourage an interest in nature! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Bird Unit Study board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/bird-unit-study/
That is so cute. Just a FYI, you mentioned a butterfly garden but made a birdfeeder. Birds are a natural predator for butterflys. They do sell butterfly houses too!
Lara Molettiere says
LOL, I am not actually expecting any birds to take up residence. The birdhouse is not super sturdy one and the hole is pretty small. I think it will just be a pretty decoration for the garden since we can see it through our big living room window. Our bird feeders are at a different par of our yard for that reason. Thank you!