Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY this: Cloud-star-moon-mobile


I was asked by Etsy Germany and Nido.de if I would develop a DIY project you can do for or with kids and I was happy to do so. I came of with the idea of making a simple mobile you can hang up in a kids room. The mobile pendants are made out of Keramiplast, a kind of ceramic clay. I fixed the pendants to a metal ring I got in the craft store. It is a fund project to do on a weekend sind the pendants need time to dry overnight. Instead of the clay you could use also thick paper or FIMO clay.

What you need:
  • Keramiplast (or any other kind of clay or FIMO)
  • a metal ring (mine is approx 25 cm in diameter)
  • golden yarn (thicker and thinner ones)
  • cookie cutter (I used a cloud, star and moon)
  • a strand of absorbent cotton (optional; I used it to cover up the metal ring)


 Instructions:
  1. Roll out the Keramiplast or clay about 0.5 cm thick
  2. Cut out as many shapes as you want to hang on the mobile, I used one moon, 13 stars and 4 clouds
  3. With a think needle, poke a hole in the shapes while they are still wet
  4. With a wet finger, smooth all edges
  5. Let the Keramiplast shapes dry overnight
  6. String the thick golden yarn around the metal ring so the mobile hangs on three strands (as you can see in the picture)
  7. String the thin golden yarn through the holes of the shapes and hang the shapes on the metal ring in any order you like
  8. To finish, glue a strand of absorbent cotton around the ring to cover up the knots
To see the full and detailed instructions (in german) visit Nido.de


 

Have fun crafting!


Love,
Lela

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