I love the idea of building a mobile from a branch. More substantial (and classier!) than an old wire hanger! I'd love to collect little things with Evie to hang on her mobile, choose ribbons, paint the branch whatever color she wanted.
Umbrella picture Make umbrellas out of pipe cleaner pieces and cupcake liners folded in half. Use cotton balls to make clouds. Then use q-tips or fingers in blue paint to make rain drops. Perfect for "April showers.