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Out Of This World
Star Mobile
Designed by Candie Cooper

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour

Main Materials:
6 FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ 6" stars
9 FloraCraft® Styrofoam™1.5" balls
Plaid® Apple Barrel paint in red, blue, green and yellow
Horizon glow in the dark pony beads
Horizon wire assortment
Horizon 20g wire
Horizon star stickers
Elmer's® Glitter pens
Elmer's® Craft bond Tacky Glue
Pepperell glow in the dark Rexlace™
Coat wire ring or embroidery hoop

3D Washable Paint Pens - Classic Glitter Colors

CraftBond Tacky Glue 8oz.

Basic Materials:
Paint brushes


  1. Paint 2 stars green, yellow, and red each.  Paint the edges of the stars blue.
  2. Paint 3 balls each of the above colors.
  3. Push glow pony beads into balls.
  4. Outline stars in glitter with the glitter pen.
  5. Poke a hole in the foam stars with a skewer so it goes in 1/2".  Make a knot at the end of the glow lacing, add a drop of glue and push into star. Trim lacing to approximately 2'.
  6. Use a skewer to poke holes in the balls.
  7. String beads, knotted in place along with balls onto star piece.
  8. Repeat for remaining five stars.
  9. Paint the embroidery hoop blue.
  10. String a row of beads onto the 20g wire and wrap around the embroidery hoop, making curls and loops as you go.  Wrap the thinner blue, gold, and aqua wire around the hoop loosely.
  11. Cut 3, 24-36” pieces of the glow cord and tie at 3 different points around the top of the hoop.


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