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JUNK MOBILE

Up-cycled junk mobile by mini mad Things

I have a huge collection of 'junk' that we use for craft and I love to up-cycled items that would otherwise end up in the bin. I am forever hoarding packaging or hunting second hand shops for interesting items we can use in our craft projects. If you are a collector, organisation is paramount. I usually flat pack larger cardboard boxes and store them in the basement, egg cartons are stacked and cardboard tubes stored in a box. I save glass jars for the storage of smaller items like bottle tops, rubber bands and bread bag fasteners etc. If you don't organise them there is a chance they might take over!

MATERIALS:

  • Coat hanger or a stick to make the top of your mobile
  • String or yarn
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden beads
  • Natural found objects like pine cones or seed pods
  • Any junk items you have like bottle tops, lids, sushi soy sauce fish, curtain rings, old toy parts, buttons and pretty much anythings else you have to hand!

HOW TO:

Begin by making holes in any plastic items with a hot skewer so that you can thread them. Cut 5 lengths of string to approximately 60-70cm long (this leaves you with plenty of string to wrap around the coat hanger at the top.) Tie a bead to the end of each string and begin threading your junk items.

craft materials to make a junk mobile

how to make an up-cycled junk mobile

Junk craft items to make a mobile

Once the strings are ready tie them onto the coat hanger at the top. Wrap any excess string around the coat hanger to decorate it. We also added in a few extra coloured yarns wrapped around the coat hanger to make it look pretty! Now your mobile is finished.

DIY recycled mobile fun kids craft activity

Up-cycled junk mobile kids craft hanging on a hook

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