- Paints (any kind, or water colors could work too)
- Paintbrushes (any kind)
- Paint tray
- Tissue paper or construction paper (three sheets of different colors or just white works too)
- Glue or Mod Podge
- Yarn or string
- Dowel(s) or a coat hanger or a branch with yarn or string tied on.
- Cover your workspace with a table cloth or newspaper.
- Spread out your tissue paper (or construction paper).
- Apply paint to the tissue paper in broad strokes, (no need to cover the entire tissue paper with wet paint.) After the first color is dry, add another color. Let dry again before adding another color. Add designs too, like swirls or zigzags. Let tissue paper dry.
- Take cardboard and draw large shapes like a star, crescent moon, square, circle, etc. Cut out the shapes.
- When tissue paper is dry, tear into smaller pieces (but not tiny pieces).
- Water down some glue or use Mod Podge to cover a cardboard piece, then place a piece of painted tissue paper onto the glued piece of cardboard. Trim any excess tissue paper. Paint glue over the tissue paper too. Repeat with several shapes and allow all pieces to dry.
- With a grown-up's help, poke a hole at one end of each cardboard shape. Using different lengths of string or yarn, string up your shapes.
- Hang your stringed shapes from your branch or dowel. If you're using two dowels, you can tie them together first by crossing them and tying string or yarn where they intersect.
- Adjust your hanging shapes along the dowel so that it's balanced when it hangs. Hang your mobile art up for all to admire.
Watch this project at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl79U5s4GrA&list=PLMEg2Dd0dSFctLfDQxsL5…