Four Seasons Mobile with Recycled Coloring Books

Do your kids have a lot of coloring books? Mine certainly do.

We have so many that I decided to put them to use and make a Four Seasons Mobile.

We all worked as a team to put this together and I love how it turned out!

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

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Supplies Needed

Old coloring books
Colors
Scissors
Glue stick
Card stock or construction paper
Empty paper towel tube
Paint
Hole punch
String

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

Find your pictures

For the first step of this project, the girls thumbed through their coloring books looking for pictures that would represent each of the four seasons.

The pictures are big so we only looked for one per season. We also made sure we picked pictures that were easy to cut out.

We found an elf (Hermey from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) for winter, a rabbit with a basket of flowers for spring, a sand castle for summer, and a basket of apples for fall. It wasn’t at all difficult to find a picture for each season.

If you don’t have any coloring books, you can find what you need by doing a quick online search for coloring pages.

The girls divided up the pictures and colored each one.

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

Make your four seasons mobile

While the girls were coloring, I decided to help out and paint the paper towel tube. My help was not at all necessary, but I’m always looking for an excuse to paint something!

We chose a light blue from our stash of paint. But, you can use whatever color you want for this step.

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

After the girls were done with their pictures, we cut then all out.

We then glued the pictures onto card stock.

We used colored card stock that went along with each season: blue for winter, light purple for spring, yellow for summer, and orange for fall.

I chose card stock for the stiffness, but if you don’t have card stock use construction paper instead.

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

After the glue dried, we cut around each picture again leaving a small border of the card stock.

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

Once our paper towel tube dried, we punched a hole in both ends. I tied one piece of string to both ends of the tube. I left the string long enough so that when you hold the string up, it forms a triangle with the paper towel tube.

We then punched a hole in the top of each picture. I tied a string through the hole in the picture, then wrapped it around the tube. We hung all the pictures at different levels so you could see each one while it was hanging.

Recycle your old coloring books or coloring pages to find something to represent each of the seasons so you can make this Four Seasons Mobile.

It’s always so much fun to sit around the table with my girls and work on a project. We were all so proud of this one and the girls couldn’t wait to show it off to Daddy once he got home.

What are you waiting for, dig out those old coloring books and turn them into a four seasons mobile!

You may also like one of these craft projects:

Sun and Rain Sensory Bottles

Hand Print Sunflower

Tie-Dye Suns

Bubble Wrap Trees for Every Season at To Be a Kid Again

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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