- 30 minutes
Parental supervision required
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The desk lamp mobile hangs above a normal desk lamp and magically spins by itself. Well... not exactly.
Here’s the science bit: Warmth from the lightbulb heats the surrounding air. This hot air rises and creates a current which turns the mobile. Fancy.Instructions below
This kit requires the use of a sharp and hot object, always be careful!Download kit Instructions and extra parts to make your kit look great! PrintPrint these instructions and get making!
Check you have all the required items listed in the ingredients box above.
Print the parts sheet onto normal printer paper.
Decorate the design however you like! Sparkles are cool. But make sure you let any paint etc dry.
Pierce a small hole at the centre of the pattern where indicated (you can use a sharp pencil for this bit).
Thread the cotton through the hole and knot it a few times.
Pin or blu tac the cotton to the ceiling so the mobile hangs over the lamp. It should not be too close or too far away. Aim for about 20 - 40cm.
Give it a few minutes to warm up and start spinning!
Enjoy the show!
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