Coax the kids outside for a wintry nature walk to collect the materials for this gingerbreadlike birdhouse.
Paint a small wooden birdhouse white, if desired, before decorating it with the natural materials you've collected. Our houses are festooned with twigs, pebbles, flakes of bark, acorn caps, small pinecones, and pinecone scales. We used tacky glue to attach lighter items, such as the acorns and twigs, and glue dots for the pebbles and other heavier things.
As a finishing touch, we added artificial birds.