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Fish Canvas Mobile - Project #78

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
Fish Shaped Canvas Panels
Paint Markers
16-Gauge Wire
1/2" Diameter Wooden Dowel
Wire Cutters
Long Nose Pliers
Tacky Glue
Craft Knife or Needle Tool



Create your own mobile with canvas fish!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Color six fish canvas panels with paint markers in desired colors and patterns, with both sides of each fish matching. Let dry.
  • Step 2
    Using wire cutters, cut three lengths of 16-gauge wire: 10”, 15” and 20”. Use a ½” dowel rod to make a 1/2” loop in the center of each wire. Bend down the wire on each side of the loop, then bend the tips to form a small hook and create the mobile’s supports.
  • Step 3
    Wrap wire around the ½” dowel rod. Cut 15-18 loops. Connect the loops with pliers to assemble the mobile, putting 5 or 6 loops in between each set of supports.
  • Step 4
    To attach the fish to the supports, use a knife or needle tool to poke into the top edge of one canvas panel. Bend a "u" shape in the wire support, insert it into the canvas and glue in place.
  • Step 5
    Repeat Step 4 with remaining canvas panels.

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