How to Make Mobiles


Balancing Act Mobile

When making your "Balancing Act" mobile, notice that one heavy and one light object can still balance. It all depends on where you position the items.

What You'll Need:

  • 1-1/2 yards of yarn
  • Blunt scissors
  • One 12-inch wood dowel with 1/4-inch diameter
  • Two 6-inch wood dowels with 1/4-inch diameter
  • Natural items such as shells, bark, and rocks

Cut the following pieces of yarn: one 15-inch, one 9-inch, five 5-inch, and one 4-inch. Tie one end of the 15-inch piece of yarn to the center of the 12-inch dowel to hang the mobile. Tie one end of the 9-inch yarn piece to the center of one 6-inch dowel. Tie the other end of the yarn piece to one end of the 12-inch dowel. Tie one end of a 5-inch yarn piece to the center of the remaining 6-inch dowel. Tie the other end of the yarn to the other end of the 12-inch dowel. Tie the 4-inch yarn piece to the center of the 12-inch dowel. Tie the remaining 5-inch yarn pieces to the 6-inch dowels. Hang natural items such as shells, bark, and rocks on the yarn ends to balance the mobile.For more fun activities and kids' crafts, check out:

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