@Desiree Colborn Mikaela DIY cloud mobile tutorial - I think maybe you should try fishing line and stuff your raindrops and clouds and you may be a little happier with the end result? This does look really cool!
Monofilament vs. Fluorocarbon Fishing Line: The Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]
Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile. Hang 8" lanterns (1 red, 6 in two shades of green) with different lengths of fishing line. Use pipe cleaners for antennae, and construction paper for eyes and nose. Very cool in a children's library space.
Repurposed :: plastic bottle caps, nylon line--I doubt this would be cool for a teenage boy, but if I ever have a daughter, maybe she'll be weird like I was as a teenager, and would love something like this?