For the mobile I used chopsticks, wire, string, and paper that’s been shredded, that we’re all laying around and at my disposal. I started with the lower tier and tied the paper around the chopstick. It was then heavier on one side and then I added a spiral out of wire. Then I found the center and tied a string around the chopstick, and so it wouldn’t move, I hot glued it. I tied the string to the top tier and added more spirals made of wire around the chopstick. This part was difficult because I had to keep adding more wire to one side because of the imbalance. These three pictures depict my mobile in movement.
In this project, I got inspiration from child mobiles and I wanted to create something for my niece who is one year old. I decided to buy plastic material that had images of sunshine and spring-themed icons like butterflies.
For the mobile, I used chopsticks to hold up each layer and various thread and string to hold the units. The units themselves are comprised of multicolored four leaf clovers, that when folded and taped together, create a beautiful flower pattern.