Yasutomo Sea Life Mobile
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Yasutomo Sea Life Mobile

Turn your animal origami pieces into a fun sea life mobile with this project from Yasutomo.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Nature Series Origami Paper Kit – Sea World
  • Beadalon® German Style Wire, Round Medium
  • Temper Wire, 20 ga. – Hematite
  • Monofilament Line
  • Glue
  • Round Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • Krylon® Low Odor Acrylic Spray – Clear
  • Long Needle
  • Tape
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Fold the coral fish (two), shark, jellyfish, manta ray and dolphin models according to the diagram and directions in the origami kit.

Step 2 Glue small parts to secure, and spray with a clear acrylic sealer. Let dry completely.

Step 3 String the monofilament through the top of the fish models where you would like them to hang. Glue and secure with tape. Leave about 8" of line through the top of each of the models.

Step 4 Cut three wires, two at 6" and one at 8½", and make small loops at each end using the round needle nose pliers.

Step 5 Attach the models to each end of the wire inside the loops and secure with glue.

Step 6 Tie a piece of monofilament at the center of each wire and secure with glue when the models are balanced. You can balance the models by sliding the center monofilament line until they hang evenly.

Step 7 Build the mobile from the bottom up and glue the line after they are balanced and moving freely.

Step 8 Tie a piece of line at the center of the mobile and slide to balance before securing with glue.

Step 9 Now you can hang the mobile and enjoy!

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Karen Thomas courtesy of Yasutomo.