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Make an ocean mobile

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You will need

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Stapler
  • String
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Coloured pens
  • A paper plate
Print ocean animals template Print this page

How to make it

  1. 01

    Print out the two template pages of pictures of ocean animals above, colour them in and then ask your adult helper to cut them out.

  2. 02How to make it

    Pair up the animals and staple them together with the coloured in sides facing out on both sides.

  3. 03How to make it

    Make a hole at the top of each animal using a ballpoint pen. Now cut a length of string and attach it to the top of each creature. You should try to vary the lengths of each piece of string so that your ocean creatures will hang at different heights.

  4. 04

    Decorate your paper plate with your coloured pens. You might like to draw an underwater scene, or perhaps one of the Go Wild characters.

  5. 05How to make it

    Ask an adult to make nine holes in the bottom half of the paper plate. These are for you to thread the strings that are attached to your ocean animals through. They will also need to make one hole at the top of the other half.

  6. 06How to make it

    Now thread the strings of your ocean animals through the nine holes on the bottom half of the plate.

  7. 07

    To hang your mobile, thread a final length of string through the hole at the top of the plate.

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