What You’ll Need
- Wiggle eyes
- Long cardboard tube
- Colored paper
- Hole punch
What to Do
- Draw and cut out a birdhouse, birds, and leaves from cardstock. Add a wiggle eye to each bird.
- For the mobile, cover a long cardboard tube with paper. Use ribbon to hang the birdhouse from the tube. Glue on the birds and leaves.
- Punch a hole in each end of the tube. Add a ribbon hanger. Hang your birdhouse where you can see it every day.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: What’s your favorite animal? Instead of a birdhouse, you could draw and cut out a horse looking out of his stall, a gerbil in an exercise wheel, or a cat resting on a shelf by a window.
For older kids: Cut out the circular entrance of your birdhouse to create a frame for your school picture. Tape your picture to the back of the birdhouse so your face shows through the hole. This picture mobile could be a perfect gift for Grandma and Grandpa, or a favorite aunt.
Craft by April Theis, text by Mary Sears