Create fun mobiles that reinforce learning and decorate classrooms.Mobile Classroom decoration

Materials Needed

  • Ladybugs Borders
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or felt tip pens
  • Hole punch
  • Ruler



  1. Tape the ends of the border strip together to create a circle. Before taping you can laminate the strip for added durability. 
  2. Punch 4 holes 2cm from the top of the border at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions.
  3. Cut two strings of string exactly the same length, 60-80 cm long.
  4. Tie the ends of one piece of sting at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions.
  5. Tie the other string at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. Loop the second string around the first at least once to provide a hanger for the mobile.
  6. Ask children to draw a picture of a spring bug such as a ladybug, spider, butterfly etc using the coloured paper. Cut the shape out and punch a hole in the drawing where it will hang.
    Punch holes in the border ring about 2cm from the bottom to accommodate the number of shapes you will hang.
  7. Cut the same number strings which will hold the drawings. Cut them in varying lengths.
    Tie one end of each string to a cut-out. Tie the other end of each string to one of the holes in the border.
  8. Safely hang the mobile in an open area where it can move with the air currents.