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Make a mobile!

I remember when my brother was born, my mother getting my sister and I to create a black and white cut-out and geometrically patterned hanging mobile. The theory being that the geometric pattern and movement of the mobile was to encourage the child's development (improve sight, develop motor skills and brain development) via visual stimulation.

See the examples below as inspiration and even (like my mother) enlist other children to help!

Natural objects found in the garden creates a delicate mobile, like the one above made by Kristina from Lovely Morning.

Or you can go with a paper version, either using coloured card or printed patterns and illustrations. And then cut and fold...

Takes a wee bit of patience but the endless and colourful varieties (as seen below) ensure a fun way to brighten bubba's room!

This colourful version is made by merakiandco available from Etsy.

Paper Runway have come up with this tutorial which uses coloured card and sewing.

And above, some examples of paper ornaments suspended from a thin metal frame available from MoMA. From top-left, Birds in Harmony by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata; Balloon Mobile from Christian Flensted; Traffic Mobile from Tom Schamp and Christel Sadde and the popular Themis Mobile by Clara Von Zweigbergk, which comes flat packed enabling you to build your own.

Via Lovely Morning.


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