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April 15, 2011

Building with kids; make a cool birdhouse with a 6-year-old

What kid doesn't love building things?  Here's an engaging design that looks like an Ewok hut from Star Wars.  An adult can do the cutting, and kids can do the drilling with a hand drill or a small power drill.  The rest of the tasks are easily shared.  

Here's Part 2 - the roof

And Part 3 - the dramatic conclusion - plus Zander teaches me how to blow bubbles!


Gold Party

That looks like a lot of fun! I always try to involve my kids in my projects. I hosted a gold party last weekend and we had a blast! Made some money too. ;) They helped me prepare the snacks and do some jewelry sorting too.

bird house

Are you Canadian? because I'm sure I've seen you on a Canadian show before. Anyway, that was a very well designed and creative birdhouse


What supplies do you need to make this great birdhouse? I would love to make it with my 9 yr old son.


i LOVE YOU maggy.


you are best aunt...

Last Minute

Well done! I think it is really great to habituate the boy to work while you are having fun! You are the coolest aunt ever!

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