– Paper straws (an even 6 for each object)
Be creative! mix and match the prints of your straws or pick a colour scheme.
I have gone for classic Monochrome.
STEP 1. Cut 6 even paper straws. I went straight in half
but it all depends how big you want your mobile to be.
STEP 2. Cut yourself off an arms length of Yarn (more if you’re straws are bigger) and
tie a knot in one end remembering to leave yourself some excess yarn to tie it off with later.
Now thread 3 straws onto the yarn.
STEP 3. To make your first triangle meet the ends of the first and the third straw
and twist/knot the yarn to secure.
STEP 4. Thread two more straws and secure.
STEP 5. Repeat step 4 until you have 1 straw left.
STEP 6. Thread the last straw onto the yarn and then secure the two separate pieces of yarn together.
This will create half of your shape.
STEP 7. Cut yourself off a small bit of yarn to secure the final point of your hexagonal shape. You will be left with your shape and a long bit of yarn attached to one corner , leave this as you will need it to secure to your ‘base’.
STEP 8. For the base I used two rods of dowel which I painted white, but you could get creative here! Just make sure it’s sturdy enough to hold the weight of your shapes. Attach with the remainder of the long piece of yarn still left on your shape.
There you have it! Make as many as you like and try mixing and matching your colours. Vary the length of each so it’s more eye catching.