Origami Wish Mobile
Recycling artist Chris Mobley shares a group project idea for a baby shower.
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Try a group craft project instead of playing the same old games at the baby shower. Recycling artist Chris Mobley explains how to get everyone involved in making an origami (Japanese paper folding technique) wish mobile.
Materials and Tools:
colored origami paper (foil on one side, white on the other; available at craft stores), wrapping paper or just craft paper
- Pass out origami papers to each guest and have them write a wish on the white side for the parents of the baby or other family members.
- Fold each piece of paper in half, then fold down the top two corners until they meet on the inside.
- Fold left side in halfway, then do the same with the other side.
* Note: Origami paper typically comes with instructions for various shapes, so if you don't already know how, that will help.
Making crane figurines is a little tougher, but it will be a fun challenge for your party guests.
- Start with the colored side and fold it corner to corner.
- Open it back up and do the same thing on the opposite corner.
Now that you've made your mobile pieces, it's time to put together the actual mobile. All you need are some coat hangers and dental floss. The number of hangers you'll use depends on the amount of guests you'll have. Just follow the simple steps below and you'll be all set.
- Take the cardboard pieces off the hangers (in this case) and bend them outward.
Suzanne Cahill embellishes her origami-folded card with scrapbook-type memorabilia.