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At Box Play for Kids we are all about reusing, recycling, and repurposing which is why we love thinking about new ways to use our products. We hope this DIY octo-mobile (using our octopus sticker) will add a pop to your nursery and bring smiles to your baby.

Supplies: a few small branches, spray paint {go with a non-toxic latex or water-based option, especially for a nursery}, 6 toilet paper rolls, 6 BPFK octopus stickers, ribbon, clear twine, scissors, and an exacto knife.octomobile_1_new



Step one: spray paint the branches. You may need to do several coats. Let dry in between coats and rotate as needed.



Step two: Apply the octopus stickers to the toilet paper rolls while the branches are drying. Cut along the dotted lines to create tentacles.



Step three: Using an exacto knife, carefully puncture two small holes on opposite ends of each octopus’ head. 



Step four: Cut the clear twine into six, 12-inch pieces. Thread a piece of twine through the two holes on each octopus and tie a small knot to secure. Leave a long tail of twine for attaching to the branches.



Step five: Once the branches are dry to the touch, arrange them like spokes on a wheel. Don’t worry if the spacing between each branch is uneven. Weave ribbon around the center axis to secure placement. Leave a long loop of ribbon for attaching to the ceiling.



Step six: Attach the octopuses to the branches using the clear twine tails. Arrange the octopuses at different heights and locations along the branches until the mobile is balanced. Hang and enjoy! Note: Be sure your mobile is carefully and tightly secured (far from reaching distance) above the baby’s crib, as branches may be sharp. 


Box Play for Kids included in InStyle Magazine Best of The Web 2012

Super, super excited to be included in the November issue of InStyle Magazine. “Instant Fun from Stuff You’d Toss”…couldn’t have said it better.

Congratulations to Pink Chicken, Pomme NYC, Modern Nursery, Romp, Built by Kids and Zara who were also included. I think I MUST HAVE the adorable harper skirt from Pink Chicken for my little peanut.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the great read perks! Good through November 16, 2012.