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    Mother's Day
    By Pam

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    We make decorative bird houses(no bird is ever going to get in these) This is an inexpensive project but you need to have access to a power saw and someone with the ability to use it. Every year we make birdhouses. My husband and I cut 6-inch pieces from 2x4 lengths and angle the roof to a point . We drill 2 -1/2 inch holes to look like the holes to the house and
    2 - 3/8 " holes directly below where we put a painted dowel that matches the house . We also cut 2 thin boards (2 1/2x3 inches) for the roof. The kids paint the houses with a pleasing color (some give their houses the crackle effect). After the paint is dry , the kids sponge paint a few bushes around the bottom and use the handle end of a paint brush to dot on flowers. When this is dry you can use a glue gun or good quality craft glue to attach the roof and put the dowels in. My students always like to add a touch of dried sphagnum moss under the roof and peeking out of the holes for extra country appeal.

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