Recycled Flower Mobile – Creative Makes From Waste and Other Household Items.

How to make a recycled flower mobile.

Creative Makes From Household Waste

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You will need:

Raid the rubbish for cardboard to make the flowers, old tins, small lids and bottles for templating and bottle lids to weigh the mobile.

String, wire, wool, thread, yarn or cut up some fabric into thin strands.

Glue – PVA, pritt stick, double sided sticky tape or make your own glue using these instructions we found –

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together flour and cold water. Use equal portions of flour and water for a thick paste and more water to make glue.
  2. Heat the mixture until it boils and thickens. If it is too thick, you can add a bit more water. …
  3. Remove from heat. Add coloring, if desired.
Paint – if you don’t have any paint cardboard could be coloured in with pens or collaged using glue and paper-off cuts. You could make your own using the folowing instructions we found online add food coouring or water colour to the following recipe.
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
Scissors – small and large ones for adults if you have them be careful that the children don’t run around whilst holding scissors, teach them to point them away from their face and beware of those working next to them.
Step 1 – Draw 8 round circles with the larger template and 8 with the smaller round template
 2 – Cut them all out
Step 3 – Attach the small circle to one side of the larger circles
Step 4 – Mix some paint, paint one side and wait to dry
Step 5 – Snip the flowers to shape them
 Step 6 – Run a length of wool down the middle of two flowers.  Attach with glue leaving a gap of 10 cm between floweres and 20cm at the top and bottom. Glue 2  flowers together and wait to dry.
Step 7 – Paint the middle circle with a contrasting colour
Step 8 –  Add a bottle top to the bottom of the wool
Step 9 – Attach to a stick at the top
Step 10 – Hang it somewhere you can enjoy it, send a picture to your friends or send us a picture of your handy work to Nysa Projects Twitter  or Nysa Projects Facebook
Have Fun.



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