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Spring Craft – DIY Bird Bath


This DIY Bird Bath is an easy spring craft that young students can do with great results! This hand-painted bird bath would look lovely in any yard, garden, or patio. It would even make a unique handmade gift for Mom this Mother’s Day! Students will be proud to display their bird baths in their yards, donate to a local nature center, or give to someone special.

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This DIY Bird Bath is an easy spring craft that young students can do with great results! It makes a great keepsake or gift!

Spring Craft – DIY Bird Bath

Step 1 – Gather Your Materials

To make a bird bath of your own, you will need:

For this DIY bird bath, you need terra cotta pots, acrylic paints, and paint brushes.

Step 2 – Painting

Invite the students to paint their terra cotta pots and saucer however they would like. This would be a great project to do outdoors on a warm spring day since the painting can get messy.

Students can use masking tape to create striped designs, or the opposite end of a paintbrush works well to make polka dots. I love how each of these painted bird baths looks so unique!

Students can paint their terra cotta pots however they would like to make them uniquely theirs.

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Step 3 – Build Your DIY Bird Bath

Allow the paint to dry completely (overnight is best). To build your bird bath, find a level surface outdoors.

Stack the terra cotta pots upside down with the largest pot on the bottom, the medium pot in the middle, and the smallest pot on top.

Be sure to cover the surface you are painting on and wear aprons to avoid a mess.

Next, balance the saucer on top. Add water to the saucer, and wait for your feathered friends to arrive!

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3 Responses

  1. Hi there! This craft idea looks fabulous! Question: for the pot sizes, what diameter were the pots? I know you said large, medium, and small, but before I buy three I want to be sure they stack properly on each other and was wondering if you could share those dimensions! Thank you.

    1. Hi Anna,

      We don’t have the exact measurements for these pots but the sizes are flexible. The pots should stack fine as long as they are “small, medium, and large.” The specific size will just determine how far down they slide into each other. Hope this helps and you have a great week! 🙂

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