Moss birds

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Recycled items

  • Birds made from clay or porcelain

  • Dry moss (pick it from the garden and leave to dry in a dark, dry place)

Also needed

  • Green spray paint

  • Spray adhesive

  • Spray varnish

  • Newspaper and old shoe box

  • Protective gloves

  • Spray mask

  • Small teaspoon


Caution: when using spray paint, wear a mask and gloves and work in a well-ventilated area.

  1. Wash and dry the birds.

  2. Place the birds on newspaper and spray them in quick, thin bursts. Wait for one layer to dry before you spray paint the next one.

  3. While you wait for the birds to dry, place the dry moss into a food processor to make a moss powder.

  4. Place the birds in a small box and spray them with the adhesive. Use a teaspoon to dust the birds with the powder. You must work very quickly before the adhesive dries. If you have missed an area, repeat the process. Allow to dry.

  5. When the birds are completely dry, spray them with the varnish and allow to dry again.

  6. Your birds are ready for display.

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