How to Build a Bird Bath for Kids
Birds are a welcome addition to you back yard. They are enjoyable to watch and identify, plus they eat many of the bugs and insects you don’t want in your yard. Welcome the birds to your home by making them a simple bird bath. A bird bath doesn’t need to be complicated. A simple version suitable for older kids to make or for younger kids to make with adult help requires only an old pie tin. There is no need for tools or other supplies to make a suitable bath for the birds.
- Wash an old pie tin or aluminum brownie pan in warm, soapy water. Rinse in clear water and let it air dry.
- Set the pie tin on top of a tree stump or a rock. Place a large rock, about the size of a baseball, in the center for the birds to perch on when they aren’t in the water.
- Place a single layer of pebbles or gravel on the bottom of the pie tin, around the rock. Pebbles give the birds something for their feet to grip while standing,. They also protect birds’ feet from the metal bottom which may get hot during sunny weather.
- Fill the bird bath with water. Replace the water every two or three days and remove any large leaves or other debris that gets into it.