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for parents and their young children

Cookie Cutter Mobile

Mobiles help your baby develop his visual skills. Make a mobile for your baby out of different shapes and colors of clay dough. Change it often as dough can dry out and become brittle. Hang the mobile 9 to 12 inches from baby's eyes to the right or left (not in the middle).


  • plastic coffee can lid or pie tin
  • heavy string or yarn
  • clay dough
  • cookie cutters

Make clay objects using cookie cutters. Make a hole in the top to attach a string. Allow to dry completely.

Punch six evenly spaced holes around the edge of a coffee lid or pie tin. Cut six 18 inch pieces of string or yarn and thread through the holes. Make knots on top side of lid or tin (leaving 12 inches above knot for tying hanging loop). Attach clay objects to string making sure they are balanced. Double knot objects in place when balanced. Attach to ceiling with strong hook or plant holder.

(Birth to Three Months)