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Message Mobile | Arts & Crafts

Message Mobile

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Hung from a plant hook or the bottom of a kitchen cabinet, this message center will keep important notes, permission slips, and school announcements from getting trampled, stained, eaten by the dog, or just plain lost.


  • 4-inch lightweight wooden box (available at craft stores)
  • 2 equal lengths of ribbon
  • Key ring
  • Tack
  • Wood glue
  • Clothespins
  • Small pad of paper and a pencil or pen


  1. Paint a 4-inch lightweight wooden box and four wooden clothespins and allow them to dry.
  2. For a hanger, slide the ribbons through the key ring so that they are centered, then knot them together a little below the ring. Tack the four ribbon ends inside the box, one to each side.
  3. Use wood glue to secure the clothespins to the outside of the box for holding notes securely in place.
  4. Place a small pad of paper and a pencil or pen inside the box and hang it in your entryway or kitchen, where everyone in the family will see it daily.