How to Make a Halloween Mobile

Two Methods:Printable Mobile ImagesMaking Your Own Halloween Mobile

Halloween is an exciting time for most children. They get involved making Halloween goodies, planning their costumes and tricks, parties and more. It is also a great time to incorporate educational activities into their routine. They learn while playing. This simple, fun and inexpensive craft activity will keep them occupied for hours, and there are so many ideas they can choose from. Stretch their envelopes and let their imaginations run wild!

Printable Mobile Images

Sample Halloween Mobile

Making Your Own Halloween Mobile

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    Find the images that you want to make use of, or use the ones above. Black silhouettes are popular and effective. Black and white images that can be colored in by your child are also great.
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    Decide whether or not you want to use black and white or full color. Full color images will provide a professional appearance but there is less for your child to do in terms of the coloring activity which is a recommended activity for reinforcing fine motor skills.
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    Print the images onto cardstock. It is recommended that you laminate the sheets for protection and durability after the images have been colored and decorated.
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    In the event of black and white images, have your child color the pictures in carefully. You may wish to add d├ęcor like wiggly eyes, glitter and foam pieces, available at craft shops.
    • Full color images need only printing and laminating.
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    Cut the images out carefully.
    • The templates can be pasted onto craft foam for extra effect.
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    Make a small hole in the top of the image, either by using a skewer or a punch.
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    Thread orange, black or yellow string or ribbon through the template, making sure the string is of varying lengths, but long enough to hang effectively.
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    Fasten the threaded mobile pieces onto a coat hanger, or cardboard arcs, for a multi-strand mobile. Another idea is to join 2 identical pieces of wood into the shape of a "X" and fasten the strands to the wood.
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    Hang your mobile from a ceiling hook, curtain rail or any other surface where it can be enjoyed.
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    If you are making single-strand mobiles, these can be hung up individually almost anywhere in the home or outdoors.


  • 2 chopsticks fastened together works well as the hanging base of the mobile. Pencils, rulers and the like are also quite effective.
  • The mobile should be hung up where it can rotate freely.
  • For a single strand mobile, string the pieces one at a time, making a know above each piece. You can also make use of beads and charms as well. Inserted and knotted between each image on a length of string, beads will create a really attractive and fun effect.
  • Search the internet for appropriate templates or images.


  • Always exercise the utmost caution when undertaking crafts and activities with children, particularly when making use of small or sharp objects, paint and glue, scissors and the like.

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