When it comes to activity related posts, we often times give ideas for crafts that may be for exciting to a girl mentee. Today we have an activity that will be perfect for any student.
For this activity (full instructions from education.com found here) you will need:
- small 1-quart milk carton – your mentee can save this from his or her school lunch
- twigs – these can be gathered by going on a walk around the school
- small glass (or similar to use as a stencil)
- hole punch
What to do:
- Head outside with yourmentee and pick up some twigs from around the school. While out for the nature walk, yourmentee can get a closer look at any birds native to your area!They can do some more research about native birds at your local library or on the Internet if they wish.
- Invite yourmentee to use a ruler to measure the sides of the carton to help determine how longtheir twigs should be.They can also give the milk carton a good rinse to make sure it”™s clean before beginning the project.
- Nowthey can use the ruler to measure the twigs and then cut them with scissors so they have a good stack of twigs for their birdhouse.
- Before beginning to cover the milk carton, invite yourmentee to cut a small hole in one side of the carton for the birds to get in and out of their new home!You can usea small juice glass as a stencil for the hole.
- Have them use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the carton, to use for hanging later.
- Now yourmentee can begin attaching the twigs to the birdhouse, working slowly and gluing the twigs as close together as possible so none of the milk carton shows through!
- Whenthey get to the side with the hole cut out, havethem cut the twigs to fit around the hole, and also the hole at the top of the carton.
- Oncetheir birdhouse is finished,they can thread a string through the top hole and hang in a tree wherethey can see which birds decide to call it their new home!
Enjoy the activity!