Spring is here! This is the best time to use this great ALEX Toys kit, Home Tweet Home . I used it together with my oldest daughter, who is five years old, and we had a wonderful time (even my little two year old wanted to get involved but she had to settle for watching us while we were hard at work. I had her use more age appropriate watercolors during the drying phases).
This kit is really well put together – the colors of the paint are vibrant and there is enough to decorate the house and even have left overs. The idea of creating a bird house and hoping that it would become a nest was, to say the least, exciting! In fact, hanging the completed house in a pine tree was the icing on the cake. In theory, the house can even be hung in the city on a balcony (but we did not try it out). It would be helpful for those poor city birds in Milan (or any other big city) who have a hard time finding a decent place to make their nests.
We even made a little movie to show you the components of the kit, how to use it and the final result. This is our second video of the Open Box series that we inaugurated with the Crafty Car video.
As you can see in the video, this kit is really EASY to use. Its instruction manual contains useful information regarding the best technique to promote the use of the bird house as a nest: once the house has been decorated you should put in a little bit of cotton, straw, lettuce or crumbs….
The only aspect of the kit which we would like to mention is that the flat brush (included in the kit) tended to lose bristles while we were painting the house. This might have been due to the way it was used (a little bit violent) by my little girl who pushed straight down instead of stroking.
We had a great afternoon together. This is a highly recommended kit!
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