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Now that my baby is four months old, she is spending a lot of time looking around and observing her environment. Since my baby is so “old” it seemed a little ridiculous to go out and purchase a mobile. Thus, I decided to make one of my own.

My plans came from this fantastic book:


This project doesn’t require very much. All I needed was a lightweight willow wreath, some ribbon, pipe cleaners, thread and tissue paper.

First, I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath.

Then I cut butterfly shapes out of tissue paper and wrapped a pipe cleaner around the middle of each set of 2 butterflies.

I tied thread around each butterfly and attached them to the mobile. For interest, I staggered the lengths of thread.

I then attached ribbon at four sides of the wreath and tied them together at the top to hang from the ceiling.

I hung the mobile above my baby’s change table. She instantly noticed it and she loves it! I think I may make another one to suspend over her crib.

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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