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Birdhouse Mobile

This colorful craft will brighten up any room in the house!

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Fun takes flight as kids put together this colorful mobile. They’ll develop fine motor skills and an eye for detail by cutting out shapes and gluing the birds’ wings and eyes in place.
Birdhouse Mobile
What You’ll Need
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Long cardboard tube
  • Colored paper
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
What to Do
  1. Draw and cut out a birdhouse, birds, and leaves from cardstock. Add a wiggle eye to each bird.
  2. 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.
  3. 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