I first started sharing my girls paper crane themed room last summer and then we decided to move. My girls new bedroom didn’t have a closet and the contractor took longer than I ever thought possible. Worst. Contractor. Ever. Finally months later my girls room is finally put back together and I love it even more in this house than I did in our other house. This crane mobile is fairly easy to make and honestly only costs a few dollars.
From my first post: Paper cranes have always been a favorite of mine since I first read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. It is the story of a young girl in Japan after the atomic bomb. When she is 12 years old she is diagnosed with Leukemia from radiation exposure. Sadako spent her time folding paper cranes inspired by the Japanese legend that one who folds 1,000 paper cranes is granted one wish. She wishes to live. According to her family, Sadako folded 1,300 paper cranes before she passed away. A memorial was erected to her and all of the children who were effected by the atomic bomb. Every year thousands of people leave cranes near her statue.
You will need:
- a embroidery hoop
- origami paper in your color theme
- baker’s twine
- washi tape in your color scheme
- yarn needle
Wrap the outer hoop in washi tape and then put the hoop back together.
Technically you can use each separate hoop for a mobile if you would like. I like to use both pieces of the hoop for one mobile so I know that the strings are not only tied on the mobile, they are pinched between the two hoops making the chance that any of them will fall off into the crib even that much more unlikely. Tie three piece of baker’s twine 20 inches long equally spaced around both hoops and then tie them together. Hang from a hook in the ceiling.
I love how it turned out and the best part is my girls love it too!