IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Weekend Project - make a baby's crib mobile

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If you want to make a special gift for your new baby, try this step-by-step guide to a baby's crib mobile from toolmaker Dremel:

Materials required :

Dremel 7700

Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm glue sticks

Balsa wood


Paint brush

Patterned paper


Nylon cord


Step One:

Draw flower shapes onto the balsa wood and hold steady using the Project Table. Cut three flower shapes using the Dremel 7700 and the wood cutter accessory or router bits. Then sand the edges using the sanding bands. Drill a hole in the top of each one to hang.

Step Two:

Paint the flower on both sides with the paint using two coats if necessary. Leave to dry completely.

Step Three:

Cut out one circle of patterned paper for each flower and stick onto one side of a flower with the Dremel Glue Gun 930. Cut two circles of blue paper and glue to the other side of the flower to make eyes and then paint a pale green smile to complete the face.

Step Four:

Thread nylon thread through the holes in the flowers and secure with a knot. Tie short lengths of ribbon onto the thread to decorate. Take a child’s coat hanger and tie to the middle and at each end. Cover the rest of the coathanger with ribbon bows. Hang securely above the crib.

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