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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
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, and Deliberate Homeschooling. 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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