Looking for something to occupy the kids for about a half hour? Don’t have a lot of cash to spend? Paint a birdhouse!
We found a small wooden birdhouse at Joanne Fabric for $1.00. I let my son pick out two colors from Joanne’s “Essentials” acrylic paint, each at .50 cents! The paint brushes were about a buck. The newspaper was free, as was the small jar I fished out of my garage (I NEVER throw away a good glass jar) and the top to a coffee can (I NEVER throw away a good coffee can!).