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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Spring Craft – DIY Bird Bath
Step 1 – Gather Your Materials
To make a bird bath of your own, you will need:
- A series of 3 terra cotta pots (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large) that can be stacked upside down
- 1 large terra cotta saucer
- non-toxic outdoor acrylic paints in a variety of colors
- apron or art smock
- 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!
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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.
Next, balance the saucer on top. Add water to the saucer, and wait for your feathered friends to arrive!
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