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Music Mobile
By Sandy Laipply

Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Glue-All®
  • Elmer’s® Red Galactic Glue ™
  • Tissue paper – colors of choice
  • Plastic coated craft wire
  • Fishing line

Basic Supplies:

  • Large needle, needle tool, or t-pin
  • Fiskars® scissors
  • Old paint brush
  • Large plastic bags


  1. Tear pieces of tissue paper, approximately 8”X10” in colors of choice. Lay the tissue on plastic bags and carefully paint one coat of school glue over tissue. If glue is too thick, add a little water to thin. Immediately add another layer of the same colored tissue, paint with more glue, and let dry.
  2. Use patterns provided to form the wire shapes and twist wire ends to secure in place.
  3. Cut 6 lengths of fishing line 12” – 18” long
  4. Lay the wire shapes on the dried tissue paper and paint again with a coat of school glue.
  5. Immediately lay 5 pieces of fishing line extending from the bottom of the music staff. Place 6th piece over the top to serve as a hanger. Cover entire staff with additional pieces of tissue paper, matching colors. Use your hands to gently press the tissue into the wire shape. Squirt a generous amount of Galactic Glue onto tissue inside wire shape. Use a paintbrush to spread glue evenly. Repeat with other elements but do not add fishing line. Let dry overnight.
  6. Carefully remove shapes from plastic bags. Cut around each shape to remove excess tissue paper, being careful not to cut fishing line. Use a t-pin or needle to poke a hole in the top of each design element. Music Mobile.
  7. Thread the fishing line from the staff through the holes in the design elements and tie each piece at a different height. Add a drop of glue to the knot, and cut excess fishing line.

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