Handicraft Instructions Pram Mobile

Makes Your Little One Move: a Homemade Pram Mobile

A pram mobile is a great addition to your stroller. That's because your child can play with it at any time - while training their skills in a playful way. With our handicraft instructions for pram mobiles you can let your creativity run wild. Bead by bead, you can create your very own, individual buggy mobile.

The level of difficulty of our handicraft instructions is easy to implement for experienced handicraft enthusiasts. Even untrained people can try their hand at creating a pram mobile. For less experienced craftspeople we recommend our instructions for dummy chains as an introduction to the world of crafting with wooden beads. The time required to make our pram mobile is about 10-15 minutes. We wish you a lot of fun with crafting it and are looking forward to your photos!

Interesting questions and answers about the pram mobile in advance

A pram mobile is a nice activity for your child to discover and observe on your pram rides. It also trains the baby's spatial vision as well as its hand and eye coordination in a playful way.

Even newborns benefit from a pram mobile. Children who are less than 3 months old cannot yet see with such differentiation. Therefore, using bright colours are ideal for them. The round shape of our craft instructions’ pram mobile is a good thing, as babies are not overwhelmed by several hanging elements.

We recommend using a dummy clip for attaching a pram mobile. It can be quickly and practically clipped to your pram’s hood. This gives you flexibility and you can easily take the mobile with you wherever you go.

Video Instructions for Making a Pram Mobile

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The handicraft material you need for making a pram mobile:

handicraft material for pram mobiles

The small tools you need:


Handicraft Material for Pram Mobiles:

Step 1: Experimenting With Beads and Rings

Your handicraft material is laying in front of you? Wonderful! Let's start: Lay out the beads for your stroller mobile in the desired order. Try out different variations until you really like your buggy mobile.

An important note before crafting: Please work carefully and properly. Check each knot several times. A loose knot bears the danger of small parts being swallowed!

Step 2: Attaching the Pacifier Clip

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: pacifier clip attached to cord

Double the PP-polyester cord so that it's slightly longer than your planned bead strand. Put the cord loop from below through the eye of the pacifier clip. Now string the clip through the loop and tighten the resulting knot.

For easier stringing we're using a little trick: Put the two cord ends together so that one of them protrudes about 2 centimetres. Now melt both ends slightly with a lighter. Use your fingers to press the lower cord end slightly against the protruding one. This way you can string the wooden beads onto the double cord more easily thanks to the protruding end.

Step 3: Stringing the Wooden Beads

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: stringing wooden beads and half ring

Let your children's mobile grow bead by bead: string on the first wooden beads as well as the wooden half ring.

Step 4: Making the Dangling Strand

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: attaching safety beads

Now string the short dangling strand from different wooden beads. It will be especially pretty with a motif bead.

For the dangling strand's end we recommend using a safety bead. If you string it with the larger hole pointing outward, you can easily let the knot disappear into it. To do this, make a simple knot with the two ends of the cord in front of the last normal wooden bead. Then string the safety bead. With its smaller opening first, slide the safety bead over the knot. This hidden knot tightens the dangling strand. Now double knot the end of the cord and weld it with the lighter. With the help of tweezers the knot disappears easily into the safety bead.

Step 5: Attaching the Lower Part

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: wooden half ring with rubber band

Double the rubber band so that it's slightly longer than your prepared bead strand that we will attach to the wooden ring. A length of 30 cm is sufficient.

Make a double knot at the end of the rubber band. Cut the end of the cord carefully with scissors and weld the knot lightly with the lighter. From the other side, string a safety bead with its larger hole facing the knot. Push the knot into the safety bead. Check that the knot is firmly seated in the bead and cannot slip through. The tight knot serves the safety of your child!

If you want to, string more beads behind the safety bead. Before stringing the half ring, don't forget adding a mini wooden ring.

Step 6: Stringing the Ring's Beads

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: stringing beads and letter cubes, alphabet cubes

Look forward to this step, because now your pram mobile is really taking shape: String up the lens beads, letter cubes and motif beads one by one – and have fun watching your ring grow. Only string the beads up to the end of the lower bead strand, which you will later connect to the half ring.

The amount of beads required depends on your design and the name's length. The longer the name, the fewer beads should be used. To save length you can also use lenses instead of round beads. This way the ring stays nice and round.

Step 7: Finishing up the Pram Mobile

step-by-step instructions pram mobile: finished pram mobile, stroller mobile, buggy mobile

String the rubber cord through the other hole of the half ring. Then string the same beads above the half ring as on the other side of the ring. Pull the rubber cord slightly and make a double knot. Cut the end of the cord and carefully weld the knot with a lighter. Finally, just push the knot into the safety bead.

Carefully check all knots once again. This is for the safety of your child!

Your individual stroller mobile is ready to use. We wish your child lots of fun playfully learning with its help!




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Important Notes for Using Pram Mobiles

Special care should always be taken in regards to baby accessories. Therefore, please observe the following notes regarding the use of your self-made buggy mobile:

  • Never attach the stroller mobile to your child's clothing.
  • Never leave your baby unattended with the pram mobile.
  • Do not use the buggy mobile when the child is in bed, in a cradle or in a playpen.
  • Never use the pram mobile when the child is sleeping.
  • Check the stroller mobile regularly for safety.
  • Clean the pram mobile carefully with a cloth. Strong detergents or disinfectants are not suitable for cleaning.

Advantages of Using a Pram Mobile

A handmade stroller mobile is your baby's faithful companion on all your everyday trips and walks. Attached to the hood of your pram, your individual mobile decorates it in a particularly cute way. Thanks its many colourful wooden beads, you will bring a smile to the face of your child and everyone who sees your colourful baby accessory – even on grey rainy days! Your self-made buggy mobile is a personal gift for your child: Thanks to a flexible rubber cord, the baby can easily pull the ring's lower part. The other elements of the mobile like motif beads or mini rings stimulate the senses and train your loved one's motor skills as well.

6 Inspiring Ideas for Especially Beautiful Buggy Mobiles

These suggestions are of course only a very small selection of infinite possibilities. Thanks to our high-quality handicraft material combined with your own creativity you can create the most beautiful and personal unique pram mobiles.

Schnullerkettenladen opens up a world of colourful handicraft materials for pram mobiles: Be inspired by our high-quality colourful wooden beads and motif beads – and create your very own personalised stroller mobile! Of course our handicraft material is of high quality and tested for harmful substances. Therefore our handicraft supplies are suitable for babies and children.

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