This is a fun Easter craft decoration that hangs. If you put it near an air vent, it’ll turn on it’s own. You can add a few jingle bells to make this a musical mobile.
Paperboard (tip: use an empty cereal box)
Construction paper in holiday colors
Yarn or String
pen or pencil to mark cutting lines
Optional: Craft paint
Optional: Small jingle bells
Optional: Craft pens
Step 1 ~
Open up your cereal box, and lay it flat. Draw the biggest circle you can without going off the edges. If you can borrow a dinner plate, or something similar, to trace around, it will help you make a better circle. (If you don’t have an empty cereal box, you could substitute a stiff manila file folder, or a strong paper plate. Anything that’s around the same stiffness and paperboard will work.)
Step 2 ~
Draw a spiral starting at the outer edge and curling inward. It’ll probably go about 3 or 4 times round. Leave an uncut area in the center about two inches, so that you’ll have somewhere stable to tie it later. Look at the picture with this article to see what your spiral should look similar to.
Step 3 ~
Cut on your spiral line. When you’re finished, it will make a coil shape.
Step 4 ~
If you’d like, you can use the craft paint to paint your coil in Easter holiday colors. (If you don’t paint, the cereal box design will show one one side. Be sure to put that side on top, so that people looking up won’t notice it as much.) You will need to do one side at a time and wait for it to dry before going to the next step.
Step 5 ~
Cut a length of your yarn or string, and tie it to that 2-inch uncut area that you left in the center. This what you will use to hang your mobile when you’re finished.
Step 6 ~
Use your scissors and construction paper to cut out Easter eggs, or other shapes. These will be the dangly parts of the mobile, so don’t make them too big; about 2-3 inches at most fits well.
Step 7 ~
If you like, use your craft pens to decorate your Easter eggs before you go on.
Step 8 ~
Cut lengths of your yarn or string that are about 3 or 4 inches long. Tie each of your cut-out eggs to your coil, spacing them a few inches apart so that they don’t get tangled.
Step 9 ~
If you’d like, you can tie some jingle bells to your Easter mobile as well. Then, when it turns in the wind, it will make music!
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