Decorate your nursery with this adorable jungle mobile that you made with your grandkids. New grand baby on the way get together with your other grandkids to create a mobile for their new cousin or sibling. This is also a great way to get ride of a loose branch in your yard.
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- All about the different jungle animals
- How to glue things together
- How to use scissors
MAKING THIS JUNGLE MOBILE WAS A BLAST. HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- Different fabrics or paper for all your different animals
- Glue or something to sew with
- Black marker (only if you are making it out of paper)
- Stuffing (only if you are making it out of fabric)
The first thing you are going to do is make all your jungle animals. I used fabric and sewed all the animals together but you can use paper. When making this I did six jungle animals. You can do more or less animals if you want to change the size of your mobile. The first thing you want to do whether you are using fabric or paper is cut out your animals. If you are using fabric cut out two of your animal. Feel free to use our free Jungle Animals Template. Once you have cut out your animals you are going to put them together.
If you are using paper glue details such as spots, tails, feathers, etc. onto the animals. You can use a marker to draw on the face.
If you choose to use fabric, sew on your details by using a zig zag stitch to the pretty side (side you want on the outside) as well as your animals face. I find it easier to use felt for these features. Once you have added all the features to your animal put the two pretty sides together and sew all the way around but make sure to leave an opening to turn your animal. After you have turned your animal you are going to stuff it. Then sew the opening close.
Repeat these steps for all of your animals.
Now you are going to tie the animals to you branch. You are going to thread the string through your animals and tie it. They should look like Christmas ornaments. Make sure to keep in mind the placement of your animals for balance. Add a piece of string so that you can hang up your mobile. I put mine on a hook from my ceiling.
You are now finished your jungle mobile and it’s ready for your new addition! I hope you enjoyed spending time with your little ones making this. It will be a great story to tell the new born once they are grown.
PIN IT FOR LATER
MAKE OTHER NURSERY ARTS AND CRAFTS:
- Flower Mobile