What You Need
- self-hardening clay
- water-based clear sealer
- rolling pin
- kitchen spoon
- 3-foot piece of heavy string
What You Do
STEP 1: Blow Up Balloon
Blow up a balloon so it is about 8 inches long.
STEP 2: Prepare Balloon for Clay
Draw a circle (1 1/4 inch diameter) about six inches from the bottom of the balloon. Tie the string around the knot that’s holding the air in the balloon.
STEP 3: Roll Out Clay
Use the rolling pin to roll out two large pieces of clay that are about 1/4 inch thick.
STEP 4: Wrap Clay Around Balloon
Wrap the two pieces of clay around the balloon, leaving a space around the hole that you’ve drawn. Use the back of a spoon and some water to smooth out the seams. Use extra clay to add decorative elements, if desired.
STEP 5: Let Birdhouse Dry
- Let air dry for several days.
- Pop the balloon. Then apply a coat of water-based clear sealer to the outside of the birdhouse.
- Let dry.
- Hang your birdhouse from a tree branch in your yard. Enjoy watching its new occupants.