DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Construction Mobile or Models

construction mobileContributed by Leanne Guenther

This is a simple mobile made up of construction vehicles (bulldozer, dumptruck, crane, truck).  We usually create our mobiles by using two straws or sticks taped or tied in a criss-cross or by using one paper towel or gift wrap roll with all the pieces tied to it (this isn't as 3D a mobile, but is good for recycling).

You'll notice all the trucks have been made with the fold along the top.  If you prefer, instead of making a mobile, you could just print and fold the trucks.  They'll stand up on your desk or table top as little paper models.  If you decide to do this, you don't need anything except a printer, scissors and something to color with.

Materials (mobile):

Instructions (mobile):

Paper Towel Roll Mobile:

Criss Cross Straws Mobile:

Lid Mobile:


Template 1:    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2:    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 3:    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 4:    (color)   or   (B&W)


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