Monday, 2 April 2012

Pretty-in-Pastels Easter Egg Mobile


I wanted to make something crafty for Easter that wasn’t too over-the-top on an Easter theme. This Pretty-in-Pastels Easter Egg Mobile was what I came up with!

The only materials you’ll need for this project are:
- Cardboard (I used the side of a cardboard box)
- Material scraps (I used pastel colours)
- Spray glue
- Craft glue
- String
- Sticky tape (something hardy)
… and of course, a pencil and some scissors.

First I drew some Easter egg shapes in a variety of sizes. Don’t worry about being too correct with these shapes – it adds more character to the mobile if your egg shape is not perfect! Then I cut them out.

Because this design is a double-sided mobile, you’ll need to trace each of the eggs you just cut out and cut them out again so that you have two. A double-sided mobile will allow you to hang it somewhere where it can turn around.

After you’ve got all your pairs of eggs together, spray your material with spray glue and stick the eggs on. I made sure that I had each side of the egg in a different material. Then I cut around each egg, and stuck the sides up.

If your spray glue doesn’t stick too well…. give it a few minutes after you’ve sprayed it on to the material and you’ll find that it will stick properly.

Then I lined up my eggs in pairs and worked out what I thought should go where. I placed my string through the middle and sticky-taped it down to one side of the eggs. Doing this makes everything sit better when the mobile’s hanging.

Then I put craft glue on the other side of the eggs, and stuck them on. I put my mobile on our table and put heaps of books over it so that the sides of the eggs ended up as close to eachother as possible.

After allowing it to dry for a few hours, I then found somewhere to hang up my lovely Easter mobile! It even looks good enough to keep up ALL the time!

Happy making (and Happy Easter)!


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