40 ideas - Number 11 - Birdy Mobile!

Welcome to my lofty dream of providing you with 40!!! fun activities you can do with your kids!  Many at the drop of a hat!  I bet for many of these you will have the materials you need on hand or can find them at the dollar store or on the cheap at the local craft store!  This list will contain simple, cheap and FUN crafts or activities that ANYONE can do!  And better yet, they will be kid tested and approved!

If you would like to be a guest blogger in this series email me at ricracandpompoms @ gmail . com! 

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Today's post is from Heather from Life Made Lovely.
I imagine doing this mobile with pages from kids books that have seen better days.  Moses will love this!  Be sure you cut your template out of card stock to help little ones trace the pieces a little better.  You could also punch a hole instead of using needle...all things to consider based on the ages of your kiddos.

Let's create a mobile the whole family can enjoy!


You'll  need:
-double sided paper.
i used an old book, but scrapbook paper would work, too.
-scissors
-twine, thread, or embroidery floss
-large needle
-stapler
(preferably one your grandmother-in-law borrowed from the VA hospital 40 years ago.)



Cut out 5 bird shapes,




and 10 wing shapes.




Hold 2 of the wings together.
Fold back a small portion at the front of the wings, away from each other.


Take those wings and slide them over one of your bird shapes.
Staple all three pieces together by placing a staple in front of the fold line.
Fold out the wings.




Use your threaded needle to poke a hole for hanging.
Be sure to leave enough room from the top of the bird to protect against tearing.



Repeat until you've created five birds.
Now hang them from your chandelier at various heights.


I think it's a fun way to enjoy some craftiness
every time you eat a meal with your fam!



And just for you...



a template you can use for the shapes.
Just right click to save the image to your computer

and print.





Happy crafting!!

Thank you Heather! Be sure to say hello to her over at Life Made Lovely.
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4 comments:

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

thanks for letting me join you crystal. you ARE the bees knees.
xo- heather

vintage grey said...

Very cute!! xo Heather

MrsAmberApple said...

this is adorable! thanks for sharing this tutorial and for providing a template!

lindsey. said...

Making this sweet mobile right now! Thanks so much for the template, Heather!

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