This is a fun one to make together and actually is really pretty to hang up at home! There are a few steps to it which make it even more fun but depending on your child’s age and attention span, you may want to split up this project into two parts (mobile + ribbon hearts) or even just make the pretty hanging ribbon hearts.
What you need:
Mobile: paper plate, marker, scissors, paint & paint brush
Hearts: construction paper (7 pieces), glue, ribbon, tape/stapler
Start by creating the mobile centre twirler which the ribbon hearts will be hung from. Draw a swirl on the paper plate from centre to outside and cut along this line. Once cut, paint both sides of the plate to make for a pretty and decorated hanger for the mobile.
Start cutting hearts for the hanging part of the mobile. For each string of three 3D hearts you will need 9 hearts. If you’d like to have three strings, you need 27 hearts all the same size ready to go. Click here for a tip on how to create 4 same sized hearts with one piece of construction paper.
The 3D hearts are easy but tough to explain. This picture shows how to glue them down: lay the first heart down and put glue all over it, fold the 2nd heart and place half over the left side of the 1st heart, fold a 3rd heart and place it on the right side of the 1st heart. Put the hanging ribbon in the middle and glue the ribbon and both the 2nd and 3rd hearts together. (whew! Sounds complicated but it’s not really)
My daughter did a little video for you to show you how to make the 3D hearts to make it easier to explain.
Attach the heart ribbons to the curly mobile with tape or staples. You may want to cut some extra ribbon to make a little hanger on the top to hang it from. Enjoy hanging this mobile in your window – it’s a very pretty and fun seasonal decoration!
Craft inspired by Enchanted Learning.
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