Independence Day Mobile

This stylish mobile makes a great Fourth of July project for crafty kids, and a decoration which you will be proud to display for your celebrations.

Independence Day mobile - craft for kids

You will need:

4 sheets of A4 blue card
White ribbon
Red ribbon
White glue (PVA)
Star craft punch (optional)

Star template (see below)

Fold a piece of card in half. Place the template next to the fold and draw around it. Cut out and unfold. Repeat on the remaining pieces of card.

Take one of the stars and on one side glue a long piece of ribbon from the top point to hang the mobile. Add a few pieces of ribbon to hang down from the other points.

Independence Day mobile instructions 1

Glue one side of another star on top of the ribbons.

Independence Day mobile instructions 2

Repeat adding more ribbons and the rest of stars. When you have added the last star, stick on the ribbons and glue to the first star.

Independence Day mobile instructions 3

You can either leave the mobile as it is or finish it by punching stars from the scraps of blue card and gluing these to the ribbons.

Here are some better photos!

Tracing around the star template
Tracing around the star template

Making a hole using a pencil and a lump of blu-tack
Making a hole using a pencil and a lump of blu-tack

Our blue star mobile hanging up
Our blue star mobile hanging up

A beautiful yellow star mobile!
A beautiful yellow star mobile!

Star template - Independence Day mobile

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