Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard of the game Angry Birds. My kids are crazy for it, and love all things related to this game. I was browsing the craft store recently, and came across several unfinished wood birdhouses, and decided then and there that my kids and I would make Angry Bird birdhouses to welcome in the Spring.
Creating this was really quite simple.
Mod Podge Washout is the same formula as Mod Podge Gloss (yep, this stuff is shiny when it’s dry) BUT it washes out of clothing and furniture with soap and water, even after it’s dry! It’s machine washable, no pre-soak is needed. All of you moms, teachers, and serious Mod Podgers out there sing hallelujah!
And, Apple Barrel paint is extremely versatile. As an all-purpose acrylic craft paint, it’s great for kid’s crafts, and it comes in a huge range of colors. Even better, unlike some other craft paints, it will clean up with soap and water while it’s still wet. Yeah, gotta catch it when it first happens, and it will wash out.
Alright, first things first- paint!
Because I wanted clean lines for this project, I trimmed the edges for my son, and then he went to town painting the house. He especially liked that the yellow Apple Barrel paint is called banana.
Next, while waiting for the paint to dry, I cut the bird images out of the coloring book cover. These are thick, so they actually work really well for the Mod Podge.
Once the paint was dry, which took hardly any time at all on the wood, I let my son brush the Mod Podge onto the backs of the images. I let him do it in his “good school clothes”, because unlike other times we’ve used Mod Podge, I knew with the Washout formula he wasn’t going to ruin his clothing.
Then, I helped him strategically place the birds. We used our fingers to press them down really well, making sure all the sides and edges were sticking. Washing the Mod Podge off was easy, just soap and water and it came right off our hands.
Once the angry bird images were dry, I let my son go back and put a coat over the top of them, as well as the birdhouse. We like the shiny look covering it.
The Mod Podge looks a bit milky white before it dries, but don’t worry, it will dry clear.
You’re imagination is the only limit to what types of birdhouses you and your kiddos could make this Spring. I suggest looking for images of their favorite characters on coloring book covers, stickers, old or new calendars, etc.
Grab your Apple Barrel paint and Mod Podge Washout, and get busy!
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