This cute mobile is made by draping clay over small balloons. It looks perfect over a table.

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You will need:

paper clay
talcum powder
small balloons
thick yarn or ribbon
  1. Roll out the paper clay in a little talcum powder until about 3mm thick.
  2. Use glasses to cut out circles and use a straw to make a hole in the center of each circle.
  3. Blow up the balloons about 1⁄3 of the way full and place them in small bowls or an egg carton.
  4. Drape each clay circle over a balloon and let dry for 24 hours.
  5. Remove the balloons and paint the insides of the circles using watercolors.
  6. Make a knot on a piece of yarn and drag it through the circle. Bunt at the end.


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