This DIY version is pretty easy to put together. Items you'll need:
- this pattern for the shapes
- two pieces of self adhesive metallic paper or hologram paper in two contrasting colors (like dark blue and silver or bright red and silver)
- a needle or pin
- fishing wire
- wooden dowels
One side of the shapes should now be covered with shiny hologram paper. Peel the other metallic paper and stick the shapes to it, white paper side down. Cut the pieces. You should now have hologram paper on both sides.
Lay the shapes out so they create figures. You can make each side all one color or alternate like I did here. Use the needle to poke holes through the shapes and thread the fishing wire through to tie the shapes together, knotting the bottom.Tie the fishing wire to the wooden dowels at varying lengths. You now have a mobile with graceful, shiny dancers!
Jake (now 15 weeks old) has been very into focusing intently on objects and people's faces lately, so I hope he likes the Dancer Mobile.
Megan Brooks is a Sr. Public Relations Specialist for Texas Health Resources, Stepmom, and New Mom to a nearly four-month-old son.