I think I must have made a hundred paper mâché items as a kid.Paper Mache Bowls for Kids to Make - great for holding keys, paper-clips and other bits and bobs. Super homemade gift for little ones to make and give.
Alexander Calder inspired mobile - tissue paper and wire. This may be the answer to my mobile dilemma. I found corrugated cardboard is too hard for kids to cut. Thin wire and tissue should be a bit easier.