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for parents and their young children

Magnetic Mobile

Mobiles help your baby develop his visual skills. Make a mobile for your baby out of different objects that can be attached to juice lids. Change it often as your baby can become bored by looking at the same objects for a long period of time. Hang the mobile 9 to 12 inches from baby's eyes to the right or left (not in the middle). Take the mobile down when the baby can reach it (when she is about 2 months old, strings on a mobile can get tangled around a baby’s throat.)


  • plastic coffee can lid or pie tin
  • heavy string or yarn
  • juice lids
  • refrigerator magnets

Collect juice lids and refrigerator magnets. Punch a small hole in the middle of each juice lid. Punch six evenly spaced holes around the edge of a coffee lid or pie tin. Cut six pieces of string or yarn 18 inches long and thread through the holes. Make knots on top side of lids or tin (leaving 12 inches above knot for tying hanging loop). Attach juice lids to strings making sure they are balanced. Double knot lids in place when balanced. Attach refrigerator magnets to bottom side of juice lids.

(Newborn to 2 months)