Bird Mobile

by HereWeGoAJen on June 21, 2011

Today, Elizabeth and I decided that we needed to make a new mobile.  (To see our first mobile, check out this post.  Our first one is a rainbow star mobile.)

We decided this one should be a bird design.  We started with some wooden bird cutouts from Michaels.   Then we drilled a hole in the top of each one.  (Elizabeth:  “I no yike dis, Mama!  I no yike dis noise!”)

Then we painted our wooden birds some appropriately bright birdy colors.

After they dried, we strung each bird on a ribbon, tied a knot, and slipped a wooden bead over the knot to hide it.

Then we strung wooden beads on the top of the ribbons to keep the birds from sliding up through the top of the mobile.

Finally, we strung all the ribbons through the mobile ring (a floral ring, also from Michaels) and gathered them into a knot at the top.  And now we have flying birds!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Cece June 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

Awesome!

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Searching for Serenity June 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

I yike the pwitty bwue birdies.

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Mindy June 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

you are brilliant! I’m totally going to steal this idea for my kids!

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Sue June 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

So Cute! You and Elizabeth are creative geniuses!!

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Life of a Doctor's Wife June 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

Love it! It is so bright and summery. Perfect!

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leanne June 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

Ooh, I wanted to do something with butterflies in my daughter’s room, but was completely uninspired beyond that simple idea. Until now. Thank you!!!

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Barb June 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

So pretty! I love it!

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Emby June 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I love it! Great job!

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Suzy June 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I love the birds! Such a great idea!
~Suzy
ICLW #53

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Meghan June 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

What a great idea! I’m saving this for our next rainy day art project

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Terri S. June 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

So so adorable. I love the birds. What a great craft and something wonderful for her to help.

Since I’ve become a stay at home mom I’ve been looking for great low cost ideas to entertain the toddler and came across an ad at Michaels called, “The Knack Passport to fun”. It is all these really neat (mostly free) crafts.

Most are Tues/Thursday – and are simple projects from around the world. Just thought I’d share – there is some that are paper, some that are clay. I took G today and she loved to color the little dress we made for the paper doll (today’s theme was Sweden). The recommend age 3 and up but knowing (from your blog) how smart Miss E is she will be fine. Have fun – thanks for the great Mobile idea.

Terri

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Bumpy Journey June 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

OMG. I LOVE THIS!!! I am at a loss for a mobile for our baby’s room, and this is a wonderful idea!!!! Can I steal your idea? Did you follow a pattern or are you just taht awesome. (I have zero creativity in my bones)

This is my ICLW visit. :)

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Danifred June 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

So awesome! I know she girls around here who would love the same with butterflies

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Trish June 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Very cute!

Allison also hates loud noises. She covers her ears or sticks her fingers in them and says “That’s too loud mommy!”

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Amanda June 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I love this! I wish I’d remembered your rainbow star mobile post when I was looking for a mobile for Aedan.

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elissa July 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

love the mobile!! I went to Michaels looking for the wooden bird cutouts and I can’t find them! how recently did you purchase them?? do you know how to find them online?

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