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Update your space and bring movement through sculpture with this modern paper mobile. Choose between two versions of this easy to construct mobile or freestyle your own design.

Tools

  • scissors
  • ruler (optional)
  • pencil or pen
  • template (optional)

Materials

  • white card stock
  • monofilament
  • dot stickers
  • glue stick (optional)

Time

15 - 30 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials. There are several variations you can make for this project. We are going to start with the simplest version shown at the top, but scroll down to see the other variations and choose which one you want to make. Feel free to freestyle it as well!

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You can freehand the cutting, but if you want all even pieces take a ruler and divide your paper into four even sections. Mark a thin line lengthwise where your scissors will cut across.

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Cut out all 6 sheets. If you make 4 even sections you should end up with 24 pieces. You can cut some wider or thinner depending on your preference.

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Line them all up leaving a tiny bit of space between each one.

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Find the center point (you can guess as well) and put a tiny mark at the top.

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Tie a loop knot at the top of your monofilament. This will be used to hang it later.

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About 2-4 inches from the first piece of paper, lie the loop knot across the center.

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Peel off one sticker and place it on top of the monofilament and the paper at the center point. Press down. If you made your pieces of paper thinner in width you can cut the stickers in half.

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Repeat all the way down.

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Cut off any excess wire. Hang it up with another sticker, tape, a thumb tack or hook.

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It's beautiful hung neatly in a window spot! This completes version 1, start at the next step if you'd like to make version 2.

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Gather your tools and materials. The only thing you'll need in addition to the first tutorial is a glue stick and the printable shapes template.

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Cut the shapes out from the template.

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Trace the shapes onto the card stock and cut out the number shown on the template. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 3 triangles, 5 circles, and 4 hexagons. You'll have enough paper to make extra shapes if you'd like to make a longer mobile.

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Fold all the shapes in half as shown.

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Start with the long rectangles. Apply glue to one of the outside halves of each piece and stick them together lining up the edges.

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Take another folded rectangle and glue it to the first rectangle. Make sure their folded edges are aligned.

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Repeat these steps for the rest of the rectangles until you have a stack of them. Tie a loop knot in the wire and put the wire in the center of the folded rectangles right at the spine. Add some glue where the wire is and then glue the rectangles together.

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Repeat this glueing method all the way down with the different shapes. Leave about an inch or two between each shape.

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Cut the excess cord off the bottom and allow to dry fully before hanging.

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Make more in different colors or paint this one with watercolors to give it a personalized touch.

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nrizzo8

almost 3 years ago

fun and easy and makes me smile when I look up from my work desk! Thanks

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BeekeeperMPS

almost 3 years ago

Planning to paint one side red and one side green and use as a Christmas mobile.