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I’ve been fascinated with mobiles ever since my college roommate put up an iridescent fish mobile in our dorm room.

When I was a new teacher in the 70s, I thought my classroom would look really cool with mobiles hanging from the light fixtures. (Disclaimer: teachers, lest I give you ideas, the fire marshall will probably not permit you to hang things in your room. It was a simpler time back then.)

Guess what? You can’t just take a few support bars and hang stuff from them with string and expect it’s going to look good. Physics comes into play. Your weight has to balance somehow. It’s a lot harder to make a successful mobile than you would think. I eventually bought a book, and I made one. 

Here, culled from Etsy.com, are a collection of mobiles that I wish I owned. (Click on the caption above each picture for details.)

Calder style mobile from AtelierByElla.

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Origami Crane from MadeByJo.

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Dachshund mobile from jello07.

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DIY Shark kit from ABQcraft.

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Art mobile from AtelierByElla.

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Hummingbird from EnchantedPedulosity.

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Music from MadeByKateDesign.

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Butterflies from DragonOnTheFly.

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Mid-Century from PythagorasPlace.

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Flight of Swallows from BoleroMobile.

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Airplanes from dundryhill.

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I’m a sucker for these Unicorns from SweetChildhood.

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Are you also intrigued by mobiles? Do you have any? Or do you make mobiles? Share in the comments below.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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