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DIY: Paper Mobiles

This is a perfect bonding activity you can do with your kids

Original Article: Cleone Baradas Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Cleone Baradas

Having brunch or merienda outdoors? Add a festive vibe to your garden with paper mobiles. They're easy to make! Here's how: 


  • 5 sheets of construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Puncher
  • Yarn or string 


  1. Cut 1" inch strips of construction paper.
  2. Get one strip and glue the ends together to form a circle. 
  3. Do the same with the other strips, forming teardrop shapes in different sizes. 
  4. Attach strings to your teardrop shapes and tie them to the circle you made in Step no. 2. You can experiment with different lengths of strings. 
  5. Attach strings to the main circle. You now have a mobile. Hang it on a tree branch as accent to your al fresco dining setup. 

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