Ideal for the nursery this DIY origami mobile project will test your patience and origami making stamina.
What you’ll need:
- One embroidery hoop
- Fishing Line
- Paper squares – we used 5″ paper squares
- Hook for hanging
- Patience, lot’s of it.
Start making all those damn cranes. 10 cranes down you will want to quit… perhaps get a coffee and have a time out? I don’t recommend origami-ing when mad it could turn out something like this:
Watch an easy to follow origami crane video tutorial here.
Once you have your pile of paper cranes, we made 16 for the one pictured, you can start measuring your lengths of fishing line.
You want them all to hang freely without bumping into each other. Measure your fishing lines before threading them to make light work of a fiddly job, just make sure your lines are continually getting shorter then the last by at least an inch or the height of your crane.
Quick quiz: what’s a group of cranes called? Answer at the end of the post.
Tie a knot at one end of your line, the other end through the eye of the needle. Thread the line through the middle of the crane and then tie the other end to your hoop.
Repeat until all your cranes are hanging off your hoop.
Tie two identical lengths of line across the diameter of the hoop so they cross over each other. This is for hanging off the hook in the ceiling so make sure it is hanging straight before dropping a bit of superglue to fix the wire to the hoop.
Screw in the ceiling hook.
Answer: A herd, a sedge or a siege are all correct.