How to Build a Small Pigeon House

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How to Build a Small Pigeon House
You can enjoy watching pigeons by giving them a home. (pigeon image by Pali A from

If you enjoy watching pigeons gather and play around your yard, you can make the pigeons feel more at home by putting out a birdhouse specifically designed to suit a pigeon. Pigeons require smaller spaces that are completely enclosed, which can be accomplished by making a small pigeon bird house out of paper mache. Once finished, you can customise the bird house using non-toxic acrylic paint that can be purchased from an art supply store.

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Things you need

  • Balloon
  • Paper mache strips
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Straight pin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pen knife
  • Twine

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  1. 1

    Inflate a balloon, and tie the end.

  2. 2

    Fill a bowl with warm water.

  3. 3

    Cut paper mache strips 12 inches long.

  4. 4

    Dip the strips into the water, and drape them around the balloon. Cover the balloon with four layers.

  5. 5

    Let the balloon dry completely.

  6. 6

    Pop the balloon with a straight pin.

  7. 7

    Cut out a 3-inch hole from the paper mache shell using a pen knife.

  8. 8

    Cut out two small holes on either side of the paper mache shell.

  9. 9

    Paint the shell as you prefer using acrylic paint. Let the paint dry.

  10. 10

    Knot a 12 inch piece of twine through the small holes to hang up the pigeon house on a tree.

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