Mobiles are free-moving, hanging sculptures. They were invented by the American sculptor Alexander Calder in the early 20th century.
These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.
Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!
These 3-dimensional fruit crafts are great to hang in a window, from the ceiling, or in a moblie.
This is a colorful butterfly mobile made from construction paper, thread, and twigs.
Make this easy mobile craft from drinking straws and paper clips.
Make a whale mobile after printing and coloring our four whale templates.
This is a model of our Solar System, picturing the Sun, the eight planets, and the dwarf planet that orbit it.
For St. Patrick’s Day, make a rainbow mobile with a pot of gold and a shamrock.
Make a ‘Butterfly Life Cycle Mobile’ that shows the metamorphosis of a butterfly, from egg to larva to pupa to adult.
With this craft, make a mobile with hanging strings of 3-D hearts for Valentine’s Day.
Make a Dream Catcher with things found around the house and yard. Dream catchers are from Native American lore.
Make a Cascade of Stars mobile from paper, yarn, and a drinking straw. This is a great craft for July 4.