Mammoth Memory

Alexander Calder Art Project

To create an Alexander Calder mobile you need two metal wire coat hangers.

Cut off the hooks with strong wire cutters.

To create an Alexander Calder mobile you need two metal wire coat hangers.

Cut one of them in half.

Flatten out the wire.

Cut one of them in half.

Now bend these three pieces so they form a small loop in the middle.

Now bend these three pieces so they form a small loop in the middle.

With some needle nose pliers create a loop at each end of the wire.

With some needle nose pliers create a loop at each end of the wire.

Now join the three elements together using ribbon so they move easily in any air currents.

Now join the three elements together.

Make some fabulous coloured shapes out of cardboard.

Make some fabulous coloured shapes out of cardboard.

Next, cut out the shapes, punch a hole through each shape and tie some ribbon or string to make a loop though each hole.

Next, cut out the shapes, punch a hole through each shape and tie some ribbon or string to make a loop though each hole.

Loop these onto the structure to make a mobile.

Hang the whole thing and let the air move them around.

Hang the whole thing and let the air move them around.

Alexander Calder.

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