We made "helping hands" doves with our Wednesday evening preschool class to celebrate the Day of Pentecost in church. Pentecost is when the modern day Christian Church was started with the disciples receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit represented by the dove. The theme this month has been how we are all part of the Body of Christ and we all have gifts and talents we can use in the church. The children have hands that they can use to help others.
Our class traced the children's hands onto posterboard and then the adults cut out the hands and the dove bodies. We stapled the hand/wings to the doves and hung them with string for the whole church to see.
This would be an easy project to do with different themes. I can imagine a parrot mobile, birds of summer such as robins, bluebirds, finches, etc. Seagulls would make a great mobile too. It's just a matter of changing the shape of the beak and tail on your main pattern. Hope this inspires you to do something with the kids in your life! Have fun!