Golf Ball Mobile

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Golf Ball Mobile
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

Score a hole in one with this tee-rific gift.

What you'll need

  • Clay
  • Craft wire
  • Golf ball template
  • Pen
  • Pliers

How to make it

  1. Golf Ball Mobile - Step 1

    To assemble one, first make a 1-inch hemisphere (with one flat side) from white Sculpey clay. Press the clicker of a retractable pen into the rounded side of the clay for a dimpled golf ball look.

  2. Golf Ball Mobile - Step 2

    Next, cut three 6-inch lengths of 18-gauge craft wire. Bend one of the wires into a right angle, then use jewelry pliers to make a small hook at one end (A). With the other end of the wire, make a hole in the side of the ball, about halfway through. Remove the wire and bake the clay, flat side down, according to the package directions, then let it cool.

  3. One at a time, wrap the 2 other wires around the tip of the pliers to form a central loop. Bend the wires into right angles, then make small hooks at the ends (B and C). Hang 3 snap fishing swivels on the hooks as shown, 1 on wire B and 2 on wire C.

  4. Next, print our golf ball templates and cut them out. (Or mark three 3-inch circles of white paper with a dot pattern for a golf ball look.)

  5. Glue a copy of a photo to the back of each circle, then cover both sides of each circle with clear packing tape, trimming the tape and the photos to fit the circles. Make a small hole near the top of each circle with a pushpin, then hang each one on a swivel.

  6. Finally, hook wire C to the free loop of wire B, then hook wire B to wire A. Stick a piece of double-sided mounting tape to the back of the ball, then stick wire A into the ball.

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