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Bring home the stars, moons for your mom

Add a sparkle to your mother's day celebration with this this glittering extra terrestrial objects.

All you need:

Thin poster board
pencil
scissors
gold and silver spray paint
gold and silver glitter
plastic covered florists' wire
pliers
fishing line or similar nylon cord

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Step 1 Draw four stars and five moons on the card. It may be easier to make a template of the star and moon shapes first and trace them onto the poster board. Carefully cut out the shapes with a pair of sharp scissors.

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Step 2To assemble the mobile, cut two long pieces of wire of equal length and two shorter pieces of wire of equal length. Tie the shorter pieces of wire of equal length. Tie the shorter lengths together with fishing line or similar nylon cord where they meet in the center. Curve the wires down to form an umbrella shape.

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Step 3
At the end of each wire, use a pair of pliers to form a small loop. Repeat with the shorter lengths of wire. Suspend the smaller mobile from the center of the larger using fishing line or similar cord.

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Step 4 Spray the stars with gold spray paint and moons with silver spray paints. Make sure the surface you are working on is protected and that the area is well ventilated. Also take care so your eyes are protected. And the spray is kept at a safe distance from your face.

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Step 5 When the spray paint has dried, cover one side of a star with a thin layer of glue. Sprinkle a little gold color glitter onto a sheet of paper. Then press the glued side of the star into the glitter. Repeat the process for the other side. Cover all the stars and moons with glitter in the same way. Use the silver glitter for the moons.

Use a large needle to pierce a hole through one point of each star. And the tip of each half moon shape.

the finished stars & moons

Attach the shapes to the wires using short lengths
of nylon cord tied through the holes.
Attach a length of cord to the middle of the top of the wire
and hang the mobile in place.