How to Build a Small Pigeon House

Written by kelly sundstrom | 13/05/2017
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.

Inflate a balloon, and tie the end.

Fill a bowl with warm water.

Cut paper mache strips 12 inches long.

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

Let the balloon dry completely.

Pop the balloon with a straight pin.

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

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

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

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

Things you need

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

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