This mobile is very simple to make. Create it as a seasonal weather learning tool and keep it displayed as a minimalistic art piece. The mobile uses a coat hanger, paper towel roll, and cereal box-- recycling at its best! Your child will have fun painting the interesting shapes involved in this unique project which also makes for a great spring craft for kids.

What you'll need:

  • Coat hanger
  • Paper towel roll
  • Large cereal box
  • Tape
  • White and blue paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Thread/yarn/string
  • Marker
  • Scissors
How to make your april showers mobile craft
  1. Cut out the front or back of the cereal box.
  2. Lay the hanger on top of it and trace a cloud shape. Make it as big as possible, overlapping the edges of the hangar.
  3. Crease firmly along one side of the paper towel roll, forming a raindrop shape.
  4. Make a series of cuts halfway across the roll, through both layers, starting at the crease. Try to make 8 even sections.
  5. Then cut the rest of the way around each section, through only one layer.
  6. Paint the cloud white and the raindrops blue. Let dry.
  7. Cut lengths of thread/yarn and tie the end of each one to the top of each raindrop.
  8. Tie the other ends of the strings to the bottom edge of the hanger. Tie a couple of them to the bottoms of other raindrops for a tiered effect.
  9. Lay hanger on top of cloud. Tape hanger in place.
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