Welcome back to this week’s Kids Craft session. This week, we share with your our “Autumn Mobile” – basically a mobile made from all those wonderful bits and pieces that you can collect when you are out and about on a walk. We used a mix of “newly found” items, as well as some “remnants” of last year’s nature craft stash – we wanted to use it ALL up, so we could go out and collect more this Autumn. I also think this mobile would look FABULOUS made from leaves and no doubt we will be making a leaf mobile soon too. Watch this space!
We grabbed our nature bag and went off for walk. And came back with these…
…Materials: Sticks, pinecones, phyaslis (from our stash), acorn tops. We added some little bells and embroidery thread for hanging and ready to go.
1) Layout your mobile on your table – roughly in the order you would like to have it. We kept ours fairly symmetrical, because, uhm, we like symmetry! We used one “main twig” for the top and then two smaller ones. Finishing each strand with a little bell.
2) Using your string or embroidery thread, tie all your items together – we made a hole in the chestnuts (difficult to do, so we only used two chestnuts and tied the thread around everything else. We used autumn colours of red, orange and yellow. To make it balance, you will have to shuffle the strings up and down the sticks a little. A great “experiment” in learning about “balance” and what happens when one end is lighter than the other!
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