Monday, 23 July 2012

Gobbi mobile = JOY

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!!

3 comments:

Inhaling Hope said...

I love all your mobiles! Baby J is beyond precious!!!!

Kylie said...

I did it the easy way and just painted the balls, and Ladybug loves them. However, your mobile looks much prettier :) Good work!

thefullmontessori said...

Yes!! That was Zach's reaction, too! His entire body would wiggle with delight. You're right, it's well worth the effort. Your gobbi is beautiful and so is your son.

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