Introduction: Make a Super Cute and Crafty Baby Mobile
I put this one together for a friend who is expecting shortly.
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Step 1: Mobile Material
I bought a large plastic bowl at Walgreens. I needed something solid to hold all the other parts I mean to add.
Step 2: Preset for Stars
I drilled a number of holes for the stars in the bowl basin,
and holes for the dangling pipe cleaners along the rim.
Step 3: Interior Scene
Using krylon fusion spray paint (for plastics)
I sprayed the interior black and blue
then added glitter glue stars and galaxies and
finished the whole thing with a clear polish
Step 4: Placing the Stars
I found these lights in the floral section of a craft store.
I placed each light in a previously drilled hole and hot glued it into place.
Step 5: Clean Up the Spaghetti Wires
Using more hot glue, place all the wires in clean lines.
Step 6: Almost Finished With the Exterior
Using krylon fusion spray paint I painted a sky scene with white and blue.
(take special care to cover all the battery and it's case with tape while painting.
Next, I drilled a hole in the center for hanging gear.
then added velcro to hold down the hide-away for the battery pack.
Step 7: Hide-away, Part 1
I cleaned up and transformed a cat food container to cover and hide the battery pack.
I painted it white with the fusion spray paint, and added velcro feet to match the velcro on the top of the mobile.
Step 8: Hide-away, Part 2
To make the cat food container more aesthetically appealing, and make it fit the scene, I hot glued a paper cupcake holder to the top. Now it looks like a table with a table skirt on it.
Step 9: Adding the Clouds
using poly fill for clouds, i laid it out over the whole bowl and then cut it to cover all the star backs. and hot glued the whole thing down.
I left space in the poly fill for the rigging, and another for the table.
Step 10: Tasty Treats for the Table
I found these mini food pieces on ebay and hot glued them on.
Step 11: Cute Characters
I also found these mini teddies in a craft store and hot glued each into position.
Step 12: Belaying
Below the clouds two teddies are making their way down a belay line.
(belay line is made of pipe cleaners)
Origami paper cranes hang from twisted pipe cleaners.
A large colorful flower is hot glued to the end of the belay line/ pipe cleaner.
Step 13: Battery Access
The table skirt can be lifted to turn the stars on.
The whole table can be removed (remember the velcro) to replace the batteries.
Step 14: Mobile Action
To animate and play tunes, wind the crank clockwise.
I also found the musical mobile spinner on ebay.
Step 15: The Final Look
Participated in the
Let It Glow!