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How to Make Paper Mobiles

Outer Space Paper Mobile
Travel to space with this paper mobile.
Travel to space with this paper mobile.

The outer space paper mobile is a paper craft that will send your kids' imaginations soaring! Kids will love to imagine traveling to outer space and floating among the planets, stars, and comets.

What You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or heavy paper
  • Markers
  • Decorations (paint, aluminum foil, or glitter)
  • Pin
  • Thread or nylon line
  • Two dowel rods or sticks

Step 1: Cut out and color shapes to make planets, stars, spaceships, and other objects found in outer space.

Step 2: Decorate with interesting materials such as glow-in-the-dark paint, aluminum foil, and glitter.

Encourage kids to use their imaginations and include anything they think might be found in space: Alien monsters? Giant doughnuts? It's their universe!

Step 3: Next, use a pin to make a small hole in each shape you made. Tie a piece of thread or nylon line through each hole.

Step 4: Then, cross one dowel rod over the other at a right angle. Tie the dowels together, then tie the shapes to the dowels. Tie different shapes at different heights.

Step 5: Finally, tie a strong thread or piece of nylon line around the dowels to hang the mobile.

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