Dora Spring Mobile

Dora Spring Mobile

This easy Dora-inspired mobile is a tribute to spring. Print the blooms and butterflies. Then dangle them from a branch from your own backyard.

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Dora Spring Mobile

Craft Features

Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Mobile top options: 4 yards of twine to make a ring, embroidery hoop, paper towel tube, or stick
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Dora Spring Mobile Ornaments
  • Several yards of twine, string, or ribbon
  • Four to six 1-in. bells
Tip: If you like, add more natural elements, suspending pinecones, for instance, along with our printables.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Getting ready

    Print out Dora Spring Mobile Ornaments. Start cutting out the shapes. This is a great step for your child to do while you get started on the other steps below.

  2. Step 2: Making a top for the mobile

    To make a ring out of twine for the top, wrap your full length of twine around an oatmeal drum (or similarly sized container) over and over until it's done. Tie small knots around the twine to keep the ring together. You can also make your mobile top out of a found stick, paper towel tub, or embroidery hoop. If using a tube, and you have extra time, have your child paint it first to give it extra flair.

  3. Step 3: Making the mobile strands

    Cut four or six strands of twine, ribbon, or string at various lengths. Tie each hanging strand to the top of the mobile. Optional: To make a mobile that's exactly as shown, leave out about 12 inches on each strand from its top before tying them to the mobile top. Then pull the top ends of all strands together, twist them together like a rope, and tie them together in a knot. Attach the double-sided paper shapes to the strings at various intervals with glue stick. Attach bells at the bottom of the strands, if desired.

  4. Step 4: Hang it up!

    Depending on the type of mobile top you used, attach a loop of ribbon to it and hang anywhere inside your home, or in your backyard.

  5. Dora Spring Mobile Image Reference

    <u><a href="javascript:extlink('http://www.nickjr.com/craft/assets/dora-spring-mobile/dora.jpg')">Click here to view a finished Dora Spring Mobile.</a></u>

Tip: Clear fishing line, heavy thread, and beading cord will all work well for hanging.
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