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Making Decorative Mobiles for Kids' Rooms

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Making a mobile for your child's room can be fun to create, an interesting room decoration, and entertaining for your child to watch. This is a guide about making decorative mobiles for kids' rooms.
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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

The finished project looks good in any kid's room. Make a couple and give them as birthday gifts.

Crafting Time: 30 - 45 minutes

What You Need:

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Directions:

  1. Draw and cut a large crayon shape from red poster board. Trace this shape and cut again so you have two identical shapes.
  2. Use black marker to color one side of each of these large crayon shapes to resemble the label on a real crayon.
  3. Cut a length of red ribbon to use for the mobile hanger. Glue both ends of this to the back of one of your crayon designed poster board pieces.
  4. Now glue one end of all ribbon colors to the bottom of this same poster board piece, spacing them evenly.
  5. Glue the second crayon poster board piece to the first, design side out, and covering all ribbon ends. Outline the poster board crayon with glue and sprinkle red glitter over the glue. Repeat this process on the other side of your poster board crayon.
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  7. Cut the ribbon strings to different lengths to add interest to your mobile. Place glue on the bottom inch of each. Roll each ribbon end around a crayon, matching colors, and changing the ribbon placement on the crayon, so each crayon will hang at a different angle.
    1. By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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May 1, 2007

This is a very simple project that packs a lot of punch. Your kids will love the glow-in-the-dark effect.

Crafting Time: 30 - 45 minutes, plus paint drying time.

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Directions:

  1. Draw and cut two identical circles from orange paper for the moon. Draw and cut several stars from yellow paper, making each pair of stars the same size, as these will be glued back-to-back.
  2. Cut an 8 inch piece of yarn and knot the ends together to form a loop for hanging.

  3. Glue the knot of this loop to the top of one orange circle.
  4. Now cut three longer lengths of yarn and glue these at the bottom of the same circle, spacing them evenly.
  5. Glue your second orange circle to the first, covering all yarn ends.
  6. Glue each pair of stars, back-to-back, to the yarn strands at the bottom of your circle. The yarn will be sandwiched in between each pair of stars. Space the stars along the strands and cut off any excess yarn at the ends.
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  8. Outline the moon and the stars with glow-in-the-dark paint. Allow the glue and paint to dry.
  9. Hang your mobile in your bedroom window. It will be lit by the sun all day, and then at night, when you turn off the bedroom lights, it will glow.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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