This house was created to blend into the forest. Part of the joy of this Magic Garden is the surprise of being able to spy it on a walk or find it in a secret location, as kids hunt for and play under large, majestic trees. The house and all accessories are made from nearly natural elements found in the woods where the house sits. For instance, the house siding are pieces of a pinecone taken apart. You can create treasure maps to find the garden within a forest and move it each time the kids play. Let the kids take a crack at creating the map and you hunt. The house creates lots of forest fun!
Forest houses can be made to totally blend into the forest that is their home. They make wonderful surprises when people happen on them and become a part of the magic. MATERIALS: Wooden birdhouse, silk leaves, paint/brushes, bark, acorns, hot glue gun/Gorilla glue and spray clear coat.
1Glue and Paint: Glue pinecone scales for siding and paint the birdhouse with acrylic paint.
2Add Detail: Glue silk leaves for the roof and bark for the door.
Clear Coat: Add a clear coat to anything so you can seal the house against the damage of weather.