The Mobile


In my on-going quest to find ways to occupy my very active little guy while I am trying to change his diaper, I came up with this very cheap mobile. Here's how I made the magic happen:
1. I got some attractive looking sticks on our Sunday walk. (one long one for the top and three shorter ones for the mobile).
2. I folded 6 paper cranes out of some colored craft paper I had lying around.
3. I made the mobile with white thread and the sticks, hanging the shorter sticks at various lengths.
4. With a needle I attached a button to the bottom of the thread, poked a hole in the bottom of each crane and threaded the thread through the top center of the body and tied a crane to each end of the stick. (again varying the lengths).
5. I h

And that's it! I bet all you creative folks out there could TOTALLY improve on this little mobile, I'm thinking of making another one with origami frogs... If you do make one, post a link in the comments, I'd love to see it!
Oh, and yes, it does help keep the Little Gymnast still when I'm trying to wipe his bum.

Comments

dstangl said…
That's a good idea. I bought some cheap and colorful paper decorations from the party store to hang above Finn's changing table. He loved having something to look at.
scooping it up said…
i had wild fantasies about creating bird mobiles for my babies before they came.

then Jesse came home 5 weeks sooner than we planned. then Johnny came three months sooner than planned.

their mobiles are ugly. i had great visions, darnit.

so cute.

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