Looking for a fun summer project to do with the kids? Birdhouse kits fit the bill perfectly, as once the project is complete, you actually have a useful, functional item that will last for years. Wood birdhouse kits are available in more than just houses too. Bat houses can easily be constructed, and teach kids about the tiny creatures as well. Why do so many folks erect bat houses in their yards? One of the main reasons is natural mosquito control…it works great. The wonders of nature, no chemicals needed.
The kits are also available in bird feeders. Easily constructed, great family project that leaves you with a functional, useful item to last for years. If kids are introduced to the wonderful world of birds, they may actually enjoy the hobby, and learn so much about nature. Stewardship of our planet is more important today than ever before…help feed the birds!
Sustainability is where it’s at today, we see it all around us via products in every realm of life. Recycle-Reuse!
Recycled birdhouses and bird feeders have made their way into the marketplace too, offering a fabulous option to their wood and plastic counterparts. Most have guarantees to never crack, split or fade, and they keep plastics out of our landfills, and trees in the ground-where they belong!
Even recycled birdhouse kits are available for those who wish to build their own. The kits make great projects for church or kids groups, even family projects. Whether a birdhouse, or bird feeder kit, it’s a great way to teach today’s kids the mega-importance of stewardship!
Over time, wooden birdhouses tend to weather, and if you happen to have pesky squirrels who like to gnaw on wood…well, this doesn’t help much either. The new recycled birding products are constructed to last a lifetime, and most come with manufacturer’s guarantees to never crack, split or fade. They may cost a few dollars more, but the investment is well worth it. Aside from a durable, long lasting product, you’ll be helping to keep plastics out of landfills, and every little bit does matter!
The recycled blue bird house pictured above is made from 43 plastic containers, is of the highest quality and approved by the North American Bluebird Society (NABS). Look for this symbol when purchasing a bluebird house to ensure it meets proper standards for bluebirds.