Tuesday, April 08, 2008
We saw some circular spinning mobiles at a restaurant over the weekend, and the boys wanted to make some. So, today we did!
We started with watercolor paper - I traced circles on the paper - 3 circles per mobile. The boys then colored designs in white oil pastels in the circles, and painted over that with watercolors.
When dry, we cut out the circles, glued the edges of all 3 together to make a 3-D shape. I used paperclips to hold them together until the glue dried. The boys punched holes in the top and threaded yarn through the holes.
Then all we had to do was hang them! G spent half the day standing on a chair so he could spin them.
The boys like their watercolor mobiles - G and his spring flowers, and A with his monsters.
I have some bird prints from a vintage book that I want to color copy and use to make bird mobiles. I think that would look nice in our craft room window.