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Bird (gull) mobile made of plywood will actively flap its wings for a few moments after a counterweight is pulled down and released. Bird's body is 24" long. The wingspan is 32".
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Winter 1987 (v.3#4) pg. 44

How to make stained-glass-effect mobiles and simulated tortoise shell jewelry using plastic baking crystals.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 60

Seashore mobile is made from driftwood and various shells picked up at the seashore.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 65

Stork mobile. Fabric stork and fabric alphabet blocks form a mobile for a baby. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 88, 138

Sailboat mobile. Balsa sailboats are bedecked with fabric sails. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 70, 124

Butterfly mobile for kids to make.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1998 (v.76#8) pg. 200

Mobiles from coat hangers.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1963 (v.53#3) pg. 44

Mobiles made from paper, wire and thread.
BOYS' LIFE May 1964 (v.54#5) pg. 79

Mobile consists of antique airplanes and men.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1968 (v.58#2) pg. 75

"Jungle Book" mobile.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1970 (v.60#1) pg. 43

Model Mobile. How to suspend model planes and rockets from a mobile for an action display.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1979 (v.69#10) pg. 76

Make a "keepsake" mobile from coat hanger wire, string, and any small mementos (models, pins, photos, etc.).
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1983 (v.73#11) pg. 64

Colorful mobile consist of 31 mylar dinosaur shapes strung on monofilament and attached to a wooden hoop.
CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.17#3) pg. 73

A beautiful hot-air balloon mobile. Stripped fabric balloon supports a wicker basket holding 2 dolls. Measures 28" from top to bottom.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #102 Dec 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 45

How to make a miniature mobile using shrink plastic.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 68

How to turn clear plastic lids and plastic sheets into miniatures for jewelry, decorations, etc. Patterns are included for a butterfly, a rose, a lion, a turtle, a girl, an owl and two medallions. Includes instructions for making a mini mobile.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 68

How to make an owl mobile.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 25

A collection of butterfly projects to make. Includes a butterfly mobile made from paper. Butterfly patterns included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 60

How to make a mobile that attaches on a baby's crib. Patterns for fish and elephant figures to cut from fabric and stuff are included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1977 (v.8#7) pg. 119, 62

How to make holiday decorations from cookies. Recipe for edible cookie dough included, along with instructions for making a large cookie angel mobile and a quartet of cookie/sugar cone angel carolers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1977 (v.8#10) pg. 58

How to make a brass mobile in a star pattern
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1977 (v.8#10) pg. 66, 67

Dragonflies, waterflies and a goldfish mobile made from scraps of felt, yarn and an old embroidery hoop.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 45, 118

Angel mobile.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1980 (v.11#8) pg. 66

Mobile of gingham sailboats.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 128, 215

Lace-edged Christmas tree mobile for a baby.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 170, 296

Skywalkers, a unique hanging mobile. Wooden acrobats, with "Velcro" on hands and feet, can be attached to a hanging strip of "Velcro".
HOME MECHANIX #703 Nov 1986 (v.82) pg. 48

Development drawings (made by laying out sheet metal containers on paper) can be converted into an interesting mobile. Do the drawings on stiff paper, cut out the drawings and actually fold into the object being drawn. Attach several with string to dowels and you have a mobile.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 40

Butterfly mobile. Cloth butterflies are suspended from a wire frame with brightly colored yarn.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1981 (v.70#1) pg. 36

Good Fortune embroidery. A tasseled 16"x9" mobile that is a copy of a 19th century antique with an assortment of Buddhist symbols. Worked in punchneedle stitchery and couched metallic outlines on satin.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 20, 28

Soft-sculpture Cupid hangs amid hearts from a felt cloud.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 96, 148

Mobile of prancing horses is made from plastic canvas and yarn.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1983 (v.28#3) pg. 44, 84

Make a "play clay" carrousel plaque, a mobile and a clothes rack. Recipe for the clay is included.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1985 (v.30#1) pg. 83, 104

"Rainbow Trout" for a child's room. Instructions for a 42"x56" quilt, a pillow, a stuffed fish toy, and a mobile of five fish.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1985 (v.30#3) pg. 60, 67, 68, 74

Butterfly mobile. Rows of butterflies and flowers are strung from dried branches.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1986 (v.31#2) pg. 69

Diamonds-in-the-sun mobile. Textured bulky yarn is crocheted over two brass rings and then worked in star motifs.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Feb 1989 (v.12#1) pg. 22, 63

Rainbow mobile with clouds has hearts suspended from it.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 14, 26, 44

Amelia ERAhart, the liberated aviatrix. Doll is equipped with angelic wings and a medal of honor. Designed to hang down from ceiling on strings.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 39, 51, 35

Quilted star-spray mobile has little bells attached at various points on each star.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1981 (v.4#6) pg. 10

Stuffed tropical fish mobile is made from felt.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 13, 47, 32

Make a spaceship mobile.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1984 (v.7#2) pg. 16, 31-32, 47

Punchneedle heart mobile.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1985 (v.8#1) pg. 10, 22, 40

Crochet an "angel" mobile.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1985 (v.8#4) pg. 16, 45

Soft-sculpture mobile features three panda bears with an ice cream cone.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1986 (v.9#1) pg. 32, 38, 49

Seagull mobile uses gulls made out of thin sheet aluminum. Pattern for cutting and painting the gulls is included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1975 (v.144#5) pg. 170

Wood mobile with eight hanging strips is painted like a rainbow.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1979 (v.152#6) pg. 83

Mobile features five plastic fish hanging by string from three dowels.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1968 (v.192#5) pg. 158

Cube-shaped boxes of plywood, with open tops and bottoms, are attached one on top of another in an off-center pattern. This mobile is then attached to the ceiling. The sides of the cubes are a good place to display photographs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 158

How to make a ceramic mobile. Unglazed pieces are kiln-fired and then painted with acrylic or ceramic paint. Photo shows an assortment of animals suspended from a rainbow.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 164

How to make a polka-dot animal mobile for hanging over a baby's crib by covering metal cookie cutters with fabric and ribbon.
SUNSET Feb 1978 (v.160#2) pg. 108

Easy-to-build mobile in the shape of a trumpeter swan. The plywood wings flap up and down in the wind.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #22 Jul 1991 (v.4#4) pg. 14

Balloon mobile. Beach ball is used for the balloon with a simple box gondola beneath it.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 1 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 77, 126

Doves-in-flight mobile made from thin plywood, dowels, and fishing line.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 81, 152

Parrot mobile. People can't resist pulling the line to see these brightly-colored birds in motion. Made from 1/4" plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 82
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 12, 15

High-flying balloon mobile. Three laminated hot-air balloons are lathe turned.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 50

Circus for the ceiling. Mobile for a child's room features the carved heads of various animals (lion, moose, giraffe, zebra, ...).
WOODCARVING #4 Jun-Aug 1993 pg. 43

Magical mobiles. Christmas tree ornaments or mobiles are based on microscopic marine creatures called "radiolaria."
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 36

Animal mobile for the nursery. Patterns given for 8 different animals for this mobile which attaches to a baby crib.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1978 (v.2#3) pg. 13

Canada goose mobile. The 28" wings of this wooden mobile flap gently up-and-down whenever a string is pulled.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 54

Feathered friends mobile. Scroll-sawn profiles of birds in various woods are hung with string from two crossed dowels.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 58

Ghostly Halloween mobile. A scroll-sawn spider web forms the support for other scroll-sawn figures (jack-o'-lantern, witch, spider, bats, etc.).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 56

Dancing butterflies are made from paper and thread and dipped in melted wax. Suspend them from mobiles or mount on wires and insert into potted plants.
WORKBASKET Oct 1980 (v.46#1) pg. 66

Colorful mobile of concentric circles.
WORKBASKET Apr 1982 (v.47#6) pg. 38

Felt bird mobile.
WORKBASKET Aug 1983 (v.48#9) pg. 64

Make a miniature cloth hot air ballon.
WORKBASKET Mar 1984 (v.49#5) pg. 64

Easter egg birds. Wings and tails made from tissue paper are attached to the emptied, colored eggs that become the bodies. Several pairs can be hung from wires as a mobile.
WORKBASKET Mar 1989 (v.54#5) pg. 54

Scherenschnitte design for a carousel unicorn paper mobile.
WORKBASKET May 1990 (v.55#7) pg. 62

How kids can make a day-and-night sky mobile. Sun, stars, clouds and moon are cut from recycled foam containers.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1991 (v.56#5) pg. 56

Ocean mobile has two fish swimming around seaweed and is designed to sit on a table top rather than suspended from a ceiling. Mobile is built from contrasting shades of hardwoods in various thicknesses.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1973 (v.29#3) pg. 50