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Welcome to this instructable!

In this I am going to show you how to make cot mobile using modular origami flowers. This is an easy project and babies are always ready to see this in action.
 
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Step 2: Make modular units for the flower

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Info: One square will fetch you 2 units of the flower. So, 24 squares will fetch 48 units.

  • Pick a coloured square and cut this into half
  • Pick one half and valley fold it in half along its breadth. Now the top edge should be aligned with the bottom edge. Note, that the bottom side has got the loose ends
  • Valley fold the left bottom corner to the top [centre line]
  • Valley fold the right bottom corner to the top [centre line]
  • Repeat above two folds on the other side
  • Fold the bottom edge to meet the top edge, thus folding the model in half breadth-wise. Repeat this on the other side

Your first unit is now ready!

Repeat the above steps on other squares until you have 48 units

Step 3: Tie the units together

  • From 3 pipe cleaners, cut out 6 pieces of approx. 4" length
  • Pick 8 units, 4 of one colour and 4 of another colour and stack them alternately against the sides with the loose ends facing up [You may use more than 2 colours here]
  • Tie these 8 units using a pipe cleaner piece in the centre. The way to do this is to loop the pipe cleaner around these units and bring the end back up and twist it tightly against the top part
  • Repeat above steps on other units until you have 6 tied units in all
Holly7893 years ago
Cooooooooooooooool.Kooooooooooooooooooooool.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
ChrysN4 years ago
Those flowers are really pretty and colourful, what a great mobile!
lemonie4 years ago
Nice use of colours. L