Craft Project - Easter Egg Mobileby Wen Zientek-SicoThis colorful mobile is almost as fun to watch as it is to make! Simple materials are combined in this easy project for children of all ages.
Easter Egg Mobile
This colorful mobile is almost as fun to watch as it is to make! Simple materials are combined in this easy project for children of all ages. Pre-painted or decorated foam, papier mache, or other light eggs can be used for this project, but blown eggs or other fragile eggs should not be used. We used solid colored eggs, but patterned eggs also make a great mobile. Painting eggs is always hard to do because of their shape. We used small plastic cups, cut pieces of cardboard tubes (from paper towel rolls and gift-wrap) along with egg cups to make the job easier.
5 4-inch eggs
5 3-inch eggs
9 4-inch eggs
12 inch round wooden ring
Assorted acrylic paints in pastel colors
25 yards opalescent ribbon in multiple colors
19 berry beads
19 corsage pins
19 pearl pins
Cover your work surface thoroughly with newspaper. Lay out your eggs and wooden ring and decide what color you are going to paint each egg. Carefully paint each egg and the wooden ring with at least one coat of paint. We found that it was much easier to paint each egg one half at a time to allow easier drying and handling. Let the paint dry thoroughly. To string the eggs for the mobile, chose an egg to start with. Cut a length of ribbon between 18 inches and 48 inches long in a contrasting color. Using a corsage pin, pin one end of the ribbon to the top of the egg, shiny side up. Wrap the ribbon around the egg, and attach it to the bottom of the egg with a berry bead in a contrasting color and a pearl pin. Wrap the ribbon around the egg back up to the top. Remove the corsage pin, making sure not to lose the end of the ribbon, and pin both sections of ribbon to the very top of the egg. Repeat with the remaining eggs and materials. Tie the ribbons onto the wooden ring, making sure to place the different sizes and lengths of the eggs in different sections. Cut a 48-inch length of ribbon and tie each end to opposite sides of the wooden ring to form a hanger. Hang the mobile in a safe place and enjoy.
Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.
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