I made one just like this for Eli out of cardboard and paper. He LOVES it! Most mobiles are just cute from the parents perspective, and not interesting from where the baby will be seeing it. Black and white patterns promote vision development, and babies prefer looking at b patterns for the first several months.
DIY Mobiles! Time: hours. Need: scrapbook paper, circle cutters/punches, dowel rod cut into (2) 10", med to fine sandpaper craft paint, paint brush, 8lb fishing line, needle, scissors, 2-sided tape, yarn or string, small plastic ring.