It really doesn't get much easier than this. Get the kids involved and watch the glow on their faces when the birds start to roost. Child decoration time: A lot longer (ah, bliss). Durability: A full season or even two.
Paper Plate Farm Animals: Here is a great craft for you preschool aged child. With ideas for three different animals you can turn this craft time into a great educational opportunity to learn about the work farms do.