#PEMfromhome \\ Drop-In Art Activities
Mobiles are carefully balanced hanging works of art that can be as simple as a single string of objects tied to a stick or have many tiers of objects suspended. Mobiles are an example of kinetic art as they can move and sway in the air. Ancient examples of hanging kinetic art are Southeast Asian wind chimes and Scandinavian Himmeli ornaments. Both are hung to bring about good luck and dispel misfortune. To make a mobile of your own, you need to understand balance. Is it easier to hold a stick on your finger vertically or horizontally? Can you stand still longer on one foot or two? The answers to these questions will help you decide which items to use on your hanging piece of art!