We are getting so excited for the arrival of our sweet baby girl in February!
I decided long ago that we would be integrating some Montessori methods into our home life starting from infancy. As I have been researching ways to prepare the environment for our little one’s arrival, I have been drawn to the idea of using mobiles to engage baby’s senses. I found this site to be a great resource for inspiration; the videos of babies as young as a few weeks old engaging with these mobiles had me hooked. They look so excited and in awe.
So I wanted to try my hand at making a few mobiles for her!
This mobile is inspired by the standard Octahedron Mobile popular with Montessori families. Isn’t this one a lot more pretty though?? hehe;P
I bought a package of Christmas tree ornaments from Ikea for $3.99. Then, I found a pretty tree branch on the ground outside, sanded it, and glued the ornaments in place. It couldn’t have been simpler to make, and they shimmer like jewels.
This mobile is inspired by the Munari Mobile.
First, I designed the shapes I wanted to use on very stiff poster board and then cut them out of black and pink felt. The standard Munari uses black and white, but I thought pink was nicer. I find the pink lends a softness to the mobile while still being high contrast enough for baby.
Then, I sewed fishing line through the poster board, glued on the felt and attached the shapes with the fishing line to two dowels that I secured together with pink thread.
Lastly, this mobile is not made by me, but I couldn’t help including it. Isn’t it just the sweetest? It’s a vintage wooden German mobile that I found at an estate sale.
These angels are so darling!
I’m toying with making one more: a butterfly mobile that would be a bit more artistic. So stay tuned!
I can’t wait to watch your sweet little face light up while watching these mobiles made by your mama and daddy with lots of love xoxo