Hey there, I'm over at Petit a Petit & family today guest posting about something that I love...hummingbirds... We haven't seen any here this summer though for some reason...boo! So I made some instead. Stop on over to see the hummingbird toy I made for Violet and Henry and find out how you can make your own.
Once I got started making hummingbirds I couldn't stop it seems...I made a mobile too! I started by soaking large colored craft sticks in water for several hours and then gently bent them into a bowl with another bowl placed on top to dry. After they dried they had a nice gentle curve to them. I hot glued a toothpick to one end of one craft stick. Then carefully hot glued two craft sticks together, added wings, and tied some butcher's twine around the top. Three tied together using a stick from the backyard gave me this modern, abstract hummingbird mobile.
So now I've got some little hummingbirds flitting around me...even if I did have to make them myself... Don't forget to head over to Petit a Petit & family today to see my other hummingbird project! Here's a sneak peak... PS. I find photographing mobiles to be nearly impossible!