Easy bird mobiles make

Here's a really easy little make that you can use to add a bit of colour around the house or in a little one's bedroom. You could even make some with black and white patterned wings to hang from a baby gym for really little ones for sensory stimulation!
 

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 bird mobile

 
What you need 
• Print outs of the birds
• Glue
• Tape
• Scissors
• String or thread
• Coloured or plain paper - pens/crayons if you want to decorate
 
materials to make a mobile
 
How to make the bird mobile
 
cut out bird template  folded bird template 
 
First, cut out the bird shape, fold in half and glue the two sides together. You can then trim any excess paper to neaten the edges if you like.
 
 
Bird folded  cutting bird template  Slot in bird template
 
Next, gently fold the bird in half - beak to tail - but do not form a crease. With your scissors cut along the dotted line to make a slot of the wings.
 
 
bird and paper  concertina fold  concertina fold  concertina paper
 
Then take a separate piece of  paper. A4 is a good size but it could be smaller if you wish. Make a fold along the short edge, about 2 centimetres in. Turn the page over and make another fold the same size. Keep making folds all the way along, turning the page over between each one. You should end up with a concertina effect.
 
 
concertina paper  paper bird with wings  Paper bird with wings and string
 
Fold the concertina in half to make a crease. Then push it through the slot in the bird. Pull the ends of the wings so they fan out a little and using some tape, attach a piece of string or thread to the top of the bird above the wings.
 
paper birds  paper bird mobiles 
 
Repeat with the other bird templates and you have a menagerie of winged friends to play with!
 
You can string up at a window, decorate in black and white for sensory baby play or you could even write secret notes in the wings for someone to find.
 
 
Don't forget to share!
We'd really love to see you happily playing so do send us your photos at hello@blackandwhitebookproject.com or tag them on any social media platform with the hashtag #thebwbproject
 

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