The Little Experience Build-It Collage Birdhouse Kit

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PRODUCT: The Little Experience Build-It Collage Birdhouse Kit ( Little Experience Build-It Collage Birdhouse Kit

DESCRIPTION: A construction kit for kids to build and decorate a usable wooden bird box with a comic collage design. The kit comes in a reusable cardboard suitcase with handle, and includes 1 x plastic sheet, 2 x paint brushes, 3 x tubes of glue, 1 x 20ml bottle of gloss varnish, 7 x wooden bird box pieces, 2 x Birdman comics and instructions. Dimensions of birdhouse are 14cm x 9.5cm. Suitable for children aged 5 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: If you're looking for a bird box with a difference, then look no further than this Build-It Collage Birdhouse...most definitely a box with attitude, and one which any bird would be proud to call their home!

This Build-It birdhouse kit is just one in a range of wonderful woodcraft kits, and is a fantastic activity for children to do with friends and family...great fun not only to construct, but also to 'jazz up' afterwards using a brilliantly simple and effective decorative comic book collage design!

The kit contains a number of parts and components (in fact everything you will need!), all packed inside a lovely green polka-dot cardboard case with metal handle and clasp, which your child can continue to use for play and storage long after they have finished building the bird box.

The bird box itself is a traditional wooden birdhouse design, with pitched roof and small entrance hole on the front. The box is very simple to build using the accompanying instructions booklet which provides colour diagrams for your child to follow (under supervision of course!).

The Little Experience Build-It Collage Birdhouse KitThe box comes in seven individual wooden pieces which need to be slotted together using a peg-and-hole system, and glued using the tubes of adhesive provided to maximise stability of the build. Only one side of the roof is glued to allow access into the box if required, and a durable length of twine threaded through both sides of the roof enables the box to be suspended from a suitable height.

Now (in our opinion) for the most fun part of the project...the decoration! Included in the kit are two identical comic books, one colour and one black and white, detailing the adventures of 'The Magnificent Birdman'! Not only do the comics provide some fun reading material for your child, but they can then be use to decorate the exterior of the birdhouse using a collage design; that is, your child can tear up the comics (yes you heard correctly!) and glue the pieces onto the box until all the wood is covered. A pot of varnish is provided which can be used to ensure your child's finished work of art is fully protected from the outside elements.

In our opinion, the Build-It Collage Birdhouse Kit is a wonderfully designed and innovative construction set to fully engage young children and encourage them to get creative!

BAD POINTS: None that we can find!

PRICE: £16


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