Etsy and Joel Henriques get crafty

With Mother's Day approaching in the States, kids can make a Paper Bird Mobile with the help of a template and video
Etsy and Joel Henriques, Paper Bird Mobile
Etsy and Joel Henriques, Paper Bird Mobile

Etsy - the global 'handmade marketplace' - has teamed up with Oregon-based artist, illustrator, blogger and all round super-dad Joel Henriques, in a bid to get kids and their parents designing and making things together. And with Mother's Day coming up shortly in America (8 May), there really is no better time to roll up your sleeves for some crafting fun.

The child-friendly Paper Bird Mobile can be made by parents and kids alike, and can be customised according to your (or your mother's) taste. Starting with Henriques' basic template, you can then select your own materials, decorations, and the size of your flock in order to make your mobile as elaborate or simple as you wish. This unique bird mobile gives a personalised twist to the modern mobile in any home, and gives children a chance to get really creative - resulting in a Mother's Day gift!


Follow the link to Etsy to download the template and watch a step-by step guide to make your own Paper Bird Mobile.

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