4.03.2012

The 5 Days of Spring Break {day 2. pinwheels}


Pinwheels are perfect for a sunny spring day...and making your own is as easy as it gets. Simple enough for almost any age, if you can use scissors, you can make a pinwheel. Here's how...  

Gather your supplies.  You will need:
*squares of paper, ours are 6 inch squares
*un-sharpened pencils
*ball head straight pins
*scissors
*paper piercing tool (optional)
*sharpened pencil
*ruler
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1. Draw a line from each corner about 3 inches long toward the center.  Regular weight paper works best for this project.


2. Cut along drawn lines, erase pencil marks.


3. You now have 8 points on your square.  Pierce every other corner {one per section}.  This step is optional, but it makes it just a bit easier when pinning.


4.  Working  with the wrong side {white side} of the paper towards you.  Curl around the first point and stick your straight pin into the first marked corner, from the printed side of the paper. {The head of the pin should show on the printed side}.  Continue with every marked corner, holding the paper on the pin as you go around.


5. Push the pin through the center of the pinwheel and into the eraser of an un-sharpened pencil.  Place the pin in to the eraser near the metal, then push the pin downward until it hits the metal on the opposite side, so that the pin cannot poke through & hurt little fingers :).  Bend the pin slightly so that the pinwheel is parallel with the pencil.


And your done...have fun!


1 comment:

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Pinwheels! It is like I forgot all about them :) I love it, and I am loving your blog!

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