Halloween Mobile

Have fun coloring these cute Halloween characters and string them together to make a stunning mobile.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small craft materials such as beads are choking hazards. Not appropriate for use by children below the age of three.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Halloween Mobile craft

Materials

  • A4 or Letter size printable card stock
  • Glue
  • Thin string
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Beads (optional)
  • Contact paper or hot laminate film (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Halloween Mobile 1. Choose from any of these Halloween templates and print them out on Letter size or A4 card stock:
Step 2 Halloween Mobile 2. Color and cut out the characters.
Step 3 Halloween Mobile 3. Notice that the template pieces come in mirror image pairs. Glue them back-to-back.
Step 4 Halloween Mobile Ask for an adult's help4. If you want to waterproof your mobile, you can laminate the Halloween characters in between 2 sheets of contact paper or hot laminate film. Trim the excess plastic film around each laminated piece.
Stepa 4b Halloween Mobile Another way to make a longer lasting mobile is to make the Halloween characters out of craft foam. You may use the Halloween templates as patterns for drawing the Halloween characters on craft foam.
Step 5a Halloween Mobile 5. Punch a pair of holes on the Halloween characters - one on top and one at the bottom. Make an exception for the bottom-most piece, which should only have a hole on top.
Step 5b Halloween Mobile Ask for an adult's help You may also use the tip of a pen or pencil to make smaller holes. Ask an adult's help when punching holes on laminated pieces.
Step 6 Halloween Mobile 6. Connect the pieces together with a thin string. You may string some beads as you go along. The beads add weight and also give your mobile an added charm. Don't forget to tie a a string around the upper hole of the topmost piece.
Step 7 Halloween Mobile 7. When you finish connecting all the pieces, hang your mobile where it can rotate freely.
Step 8 Halloween Mobile 8. If you fancy making a multi-strand mobile, create the mobile's top support out of cardboard box. For this mobile, I cut out two identical arcs from cereal box and glued them together with the printed side facing each other. The entire piece was then painted over with orange poster paint.

More Ideas

Plaster of Paris Beads Mobile You may also use a long dowel or a pair of chopsticks (tied end-to-end) as the top support for your mobile. If you are resourceful enough, you can even use common household items such as these pencils used for this Plaster of Paris Beads Mobile.
Celestial Clay Mobile How about making a Halloween mobile with a cross top? Check out how we tied a pair of chopsticks together in this Celestial Clay Mobile. It's trickier to balance this type of mobile but you'll definitely come up with a rather interesting project.
Halloween Mobile Carousel Ask for an adult's help If you want an extra fancy mobile, you can ask an adult to help you fashion craft wire into the desired shape. For a carousel or round-type mobile, I bent 6 pieces of wire into an identical wavy shape. I then bunched them together on their uncurled end and arranged the wire pieces at evenly-spaced positions. I used another piece of craft wire to bind them together on the bunched end.
Halloween Sun Catcher Mobile Look how you can use other materials besides paper Halloween cut-outs. These pumpkin sun catchers are so easy to make and they make wonderful bright orange reflections when they catch the sun!

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