Rainy Day Mobile

Not "Teru-Teru Bozu" but "Rainy Day Mobile". Enjoy making this mobile with your family during rainy season. "May it be fine tomorrow!"

You will need...

- Materials: -

  • Design paper (A4)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • String

- Tools -

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Adhesive bond
  • Something Round (a tape is used in this procedure)

Before you start

  • ・Print the design paper in advance.
  • ・You can print the design paper from your printer. The smartphone app "Epson Creative Print" is highly recommended to print a lot more of the patterns.

How to

1 Draw a circle on the design paper. Then pile several papers and cut out the circle.
One umbrella needs 8 papers of 2 different designs.
Mechanical pencil: KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. Enpitsu Mechanical Pencil
2 Fold the circle in half. Apply glue on the diagonal stripes part. Then fold it in half again.
3 Apply glue on the diagonal stripes part to attach each part together. Leave the last one part without applying glue to put a handle in the center of the umbrella.
4
  1. Bend and twist the top and bottom of a pipe cleaner to make the handle of the umbrella.
  2. Apply adhesive bond on the diagonal stripes part.
  3. Put the handle into the umbrella made in step 3. Then attach the last one part of the circle together. Pass a string through the upper part of the pipe cleaner and tie it.
5 Use a design paper larger than a raindrop you want to make and fold it into half. Draw a half of raindrop. Then pile several papers and cut out the raindrop.
One raindrop needs 4 papers of 2 different designs.
6 Apply glue on the diagonal stripes part and put four pieces together putting a string in the middle.
Make a knot on end of the string to avoid the drop from sliding down.
7 Cut a thick white paper into a cloud shape. Make holes and pass a string through the hole and tie the raindrops.

-Arrange1-

You can make a mini umbrella frame just by attaching a half of umbrella on a design paper!

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You can make a pop-up greeting card just by attaching a half of umbrella on a design paper!

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

Getting More Bang From the App!

You can choose from 110 pre-installed design paper patterns using the app for smart devices.

Epson Creative Print

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

View this page on your smart device

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