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Jungle Mobile

This is a simple mobile made up of printed jungle animals.  I put a panda bear in too and in retrospect, I think he actually lives in temperate forests not the jungle but he's still cute!

We usually create our mobiles by using two straws or sticks taped or tied in a criss-cross or by using one paper towel or gift wrap roll with all the pieces tied to it (this isn't as 3D a mobile, but is good for recycling).   See the summer mobile to see what the paper towel roll mobile looks like

Materials:

Instructions:

Paper Towel Roll Mobile:

  • Decorate your paper towel roll as desired:  You can use paint, paper, stickers, etc to match your theme.
  • string each mobile piece from the paper towel roll
  • Put a piece of string or wool right through the paper towel roll  to use to hang from the wall or ceiling

mobile craft
(this isn't this theme, but the method works the same)

Criss Cross Straws Mobile:

  • You can let the kids decorate the circle/paper plate with paint, markers or stickers.
  • Poke a hole through the center of the paper plate or circle of cardboard
  • Arrange the straws in an X shape and tie with wool
  • Tie a long piece of wool to the center of the X.  Slide the circle of cardboard or paper plate onto the wool (through the hole you made)
  • Tape the straws to the plate to keep them in their X shape and to help them balanced
  • String each mobile piece onto one of the straws (and in the center if desired)

mobile craft
(this isn't this theme, but the method works the same)

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Lid Mobile:

  • Decorate your lid as desired:  You can use paint, paper, stickers, etc to match your theme.
  • Use a hole punch or sharp pencil to poke holes all the way around the lid at equal distances (you need as many holes as you have mobile pieces
  • String each mobile piece onto one of the holes you've made
  • String another piece of yarn from each of the holes, going up to the ceiling.  Tie all of these pieces together to make a knot you can hang your mobile with.
     

mobile craft
(this isn't this theme, but the method works the same)

Templates:

Template 1     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 3     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 4     (color)   or   (B&W)

 

 

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