July 9, 2013

Sparkly Mobile: Craft Sticks with Glitter

Sparkly Mobile: Craft Sticks with Glitter

This colorful, sparkly mobile was made from craft sticks and glitter. I found the craft sticks at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  They came in a package of 125 sticks, in six different colors. The mobile was so easy to make.  Read on for instructions.

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  • My job was to gather supplies: glue, craft sticks, and glitter. 

  • Calvin's job was to squeeze glue onto the craft sticks, which he love-love-loves to do.  Just look at his face.  He is totally absorbed.

  • Calvin decided to stack the sticks one on top of another. I asked him to say the color name as he picked up each stick.  

  • I placed the sticks on wax paper so they touched each other. Then I handed Calvin the glitter.  He knew what to do. Glitter is a favorite.

  • A few days later, we turned the sticks over, and Calvin put glue and glitter on the other side.

  • I hung the mobile on my sun porch where the sunshine twinkles on the glitter. Every time I look at it, I smile.

Extend the Activity:

Are you looking for more kid-friendly mobiles to make?  Check out the ones below.

Gluey, Glittery, Sparkly Mobile is another little-arty-pants mobile that sparkles.  

Green Spiral Mobile for St. Patty's Day sparkles too.  We made ours in green, but yellow or orange could be used for a summertime theme.

Butterfly Mobile With Watercolor Paper is another beautiful mobile for summer. You can find instructions at Pink and Green Mama.

Melted Bead Suncatcher::A DIY Baby Mobile was made as a baby gift.  What a great idea from The Artful Parent.

Do you have a comment or a suggestion? I'd love to hear from you.

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