Cookie Cutter Mobile

What to do:

  • Mobiles help infants develop visual skills. Make a mobile out of different shapes and colors of clay dough. Change it often as dough can dry out and become brittle.
  • Hang the mobile no closer than 12 inches from infant’s eyes to the right or left (not in the middle).

  1. Make clay objects using cookie cutters.
  2. Make a hole in the middle to attach a string so the infants can look up at the shapes. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Punch six evenly spaced holes around the edge of a coffee lid or pie tin.
  4. Cut six 12-inch pieces of string or yarn and thread through the holes.
  5. Make knots on top side of lid or tin (leaving 4 inches above knot for tying hanging loop).
  6. Attach clay objects to string, making sure they are balanced. Double-knot objects in place when balanced.
  7. Attach to ceiling with strong hook or plant holder.
  • Take mobile down once infant can sit up and reach for objects.