The Gobbi mobile is the third mobile in the Montessori infant mobile series. While making this mobile I had ideas of how I was going to write this post. Let me say this is the most annoying mobile to make!! If you are going to splurge and buy a mobile this is the one to buy for sure!
It is made by wrapping five graded shades of the same colored embroidery thread around five Styrofoam balls. You make a hole in the centre of the ball and then wrap it around. I've seen different easier versions using felted wool or just coloring the balls but I decided to use the embroidery thread because I like the way the light reflects off of them.
So here I am all ready to post about what a pain in the neck this mobile is.... However when I introduced it to Baby J .....
the mobile was met with this reaction. PURE JOY! That is the only way I can describe Baby J's interaction with the mobile. Every time I place him under it he laughs, smiles and squeals. He will lie under it for up to 20 minutes at a time.
All the work was sooo worth it!!