Mobiles, also known as the most instagrammable ceiling art, are the perfect project to DIY with your little one.
Alexander Calder is the original mobile-maker, and his world-famous work is absolutely beautiful. If anyone can figure out how to recreate work like his, they are probably a math genius. This project is a simplified approach, modified so that your little ones can help along the way.
Step 1: gather and cut the materials. One of the most fun parts of working on projects like this can be going on an adventure together to find the materials. You will need sticks, an old milk jug or cardboard box, paint, paint brushes, and string.
Step 2: paint the materials! Alexander Calder's mobiles are characteristically simple, imperfect shapes in 2-3 colors.
Step 3. tie it all together! If you use a milk jug for the hanging pieces, simply poke a hole and thread it, tying knots in the thread along the way to hold each shape in place. I used a needle and thread through the cardboard shapes and small strips of tape to keep them stable.
Tip: first attach the top two sticks together, then add each string with the hanging pieces. Finally, adjust the top two sticks so that it hangs evenly (if you save this for last, it is super easy! If you try to do it too early...it might make you cry from frustration).
Step 4: INSTAGRAM IT!