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:
- Cardboard or heavy paper
- Decorations (paint, aluminum foil, or glitter)
- 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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