Balance Toys: Mobiles

Experiment with center of balance and engineer your own hanging mobile! Test out different combinations of shapes, sizes, weights, and string lengths as you connect pieces together to create a hanging sculpture.


  • Cardboard 
  • Boxboard (thin cardboard) 
  • Scissors 
  • Sharpened pencils 
  • String  
  • Clay or Aluminum foil 
  • Coins or paperclips (for weight) 
  • Tape
  • Markers or colored pencils (optional)
  • Coat hangers (optional)
  • Bamboo skewers (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
  • Pom-poms, feathers, other decorations (optional)