Valentine Spiral Mobile

Several mobile projects have been presented. Most have required a rigid set of supports such as wire, dowels, or twigs. In this project, the objects will be suspended from a card stock spiral as shown in the picture.

This project is rated: EASY

Materials needed:
  • Computer paper
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or paint
  • Needle and thread

Project Instructions

  1. Print a spiral on plain or colored card stock. If you do not have card stock, print the spiral on computer paper, then glue the paper spiral to a piece of chipboard like you find a cereal box made from.
  2. Color the spiral to suit yourself.
  3. Cut the spiral along the black curves.
    You now need to make some heart objects to hang from the spiral support. In the example mobile, eleven heart objects were made to hang from the spiral.
  4. Print the heart line drawings on computer paper, if you have red paper, use it.
  5. Cut out each of the heart figures.
  6. Glue corresponding hearts, back-to-back.
  7. Color each heart to suit yourself.

Mobile Instructions

  1. Cut a length of thread about 8 inches long.
  2. Double the thread and put both ends through the eye of a needle.
  3. Pierce the heart at the dot.
  4. Pull most of the thread through the heart.
  5. Pass the ends of the thread through the loop on the other side of the heart. See the image below.
  6. Pull the thread tight.
  7. Using the needle, pass the thread through the spiral (at a location of your choosing) from the underside to the top side.
  8. Remove the needle and knot the thread (position the knot so the object will hang about 1 inch below the spiral.)
  9. Cut off the excess thread, leaving about a half inch above the knot.
  10. Tape the knot and thread to the spiral.

Suspend the Mobile

  1. Cut a length of thread.
  2. Double the thread.
  3. Thread both of the ends through the eye of a needle.
  4. Using the needle, pass the thread through the center of the spiral(from the top side.)
  5. Remove the needle and knot the thread on the underside of the mobile.
  6. To prevent the knot from pulling through the card stock, tape the knot to the underside of the mobile. For additional strength, a piece of a toothpick can be placed above the knot before taping.

The mobile can be hung from the thread at the center.

Valentine mobile
Spiral pattern for mobile
Mobile heart charms
Mobile instruction image

Above is a detail of how to thread your object for hanging from the spiral mobile.

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