Mobile Art: Papers, Designs, and Instructions for Making Twenty Stunning Mobiles is a new release from Chronicle Books that is packed with 20 paper mobiles designed by Ayako Akazawa and Michelle Clair, all ready for your hanging pleasure. Store-bought mobiles can get spendy, DIY versions from scratch are often time consuming, and either option feels somewhat binding. This book opens up many possibilities that are cute, quick, easy and affordable. Designs (which you punch out) include cupcakes, hearts, a Christmas tree, matryoshka dolls, birds, hot air balloons, elephants, sheep and several abstract designs. We love the idea of a mobile for every occasion or a child's changing interests.
• Mobile Art, Chronicle Books 2011 ($20)
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