It is now the month of Adar on the Jewish calendar, which means it is the perfect time to make a fun stuffed fish mobile, as the fish is the astrological sign for the month of Adar. And of course this would be a great little project to do as a shabbat craft as well, as fish is one of the traditional dishes eaten on this holy day. In any case these little paper fish are so very sweet that they would look great anytime, anywhere!
- colored stock paper, ( how about stamping or printing a pattern on it first?)
- a yarn needle (dull for little kids)
- high tack glue
- wire hangar
How To: Make a template of at least two sizes of fish for your mobile. Cut out that template and trace around it to make pairs of two identically sized fish. I used different colored paper on each side. Using yarn and a yarn needle carefully sew even stitches around the fish, stuffing with little pieces of scrunched or rolled paper when you are about 3/4 of the way finished. Leave a long tail at the beginning, and a long tail at the end, and tie these two ends together to hang. Affix a button eye with high tack glue.
Note: Sewing through paper may be difficult for some children, and especially for younger children, so you may want to pre-pierce the holes for them, much easier, but at least they'll get the hang of sewing? Think maybe the needle is just too dangerous all together? Staple your little fish together, not quite as aesthetically pleasing, but could be fun too.