After picking up a pack of these red, white and blue confetti stars at the store the other day, I knew we had to do something to commemorate Independence Day with them. I also picked up a pack of foam plates, because I always do with 3 kids and a disdain for dishes.
Who knew at the time that the two would combine?
This indoor Red, White and Blue Star Mobile turned out really cute, even my 8 year old son said it was beautiful. It was a bit of trial and error at first, but it’s really pretty simple in the end. And then I made the mistake of taking it outside in the wind. The strings quickly tangled, thus I stress this mobile is really for indoor only. A lovely touch above a child’s bed, as party decoration, or by the window, where the stars catch a glint of light.
And then, when you’re done making the mobile, your kids will love sticking and throwing the remaining confetti stars everywhere. You’ll be picking up confetti stars for weeks to come. You’re welcome.
- Pack of confetti stars
- Foam Plate
- Glue & Tape
Cut a few lines of string in varying lengths. I used 9 star strings on our mobile. Tape one end to the plate. Place a very small drop of glue on one star, sandwiching the hanging end of the string with another star. Try to keep your string/thread as tangle-free as possible. I’ll admit, detangling is the worst part.
Spread glue around top of plate and spread confetti stars. Do the same for the underside.
To make a way to hang at the top, I poked 4 holes around the foam plate using a toothpick. I then slid a piece of string through each hole. Gathering up all 4 strings, I played with the lengths of each until it appeared level and tied them all together.
Let dry, then hang in a window, above a bed, or around as decoration. Happy 4th of July!