Make your own BIRD MOBILE!

May 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM Leave a comment

This week’s Etsy how-to

unfolds in the Portland, Oregon studio of Joel Henriques of Made by Joel, one of the coolest dads I’ve ever had the chance to meet. An artist, illustrator, painter, and boundless blogger, Joel is a pro at coming up with projects that parents can make and kids will dig. His upcoming book, Made to Play, is due on the shelves in October, 2011.

A lot of folks here in the office swooned over the modern take on the retro design of his Owl Mobile, but I wanted something that folks could customize — according to their own taste or the number of kids in their brood._

When Joel came up with the idea for this bird mobile, I knew it was spot on. Filming him in his Portland home, I realized I was in the presence of one master of fun.

Made_by_Joel_Bird_Mobile_Template.jpgSupplies You’ll Need:

  • Joel’s Template, or draw your own
  • Sticks
  • Paper
  • Eye hook
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • Thread or string

Complete directions as well as the template are here at the site:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/make/how-tuesday-kid-friendly-bird-mobile-12694/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Watch+the+video…&utm_content=etsy_finds_050811&utm_campaign=etsy_finds_050811

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Entry filed under: Garden Crafts, Just for fun..

Great news! Jewel will recycle your plastic containers! Ever wonder how much topsoil or mulch you need?

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