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Pinwheels

Materials

  1. Paper
  2. Long dressmaking pin
  3. Penny
  4. Pencil with eraser or cardboard hanger tubes (used by drycleaners)
  5. Crayons or felt pens

Directions

Cut the paper into a square shape six inches by six inches. If using plain paper, now is the time to apply decorations with crayons or felt pens. Draw diagonal lines, corner to corner. Trace around a penny in the center of the diagonal lines. Remove penny and then cut along the diagonals from each corner to the edge of the circle in the center. Fold (without creasing) each corner into the center and fasten together with the pin. Stick the pin firmly into the top of the eraser of the pencil or cardboard tube top. Hold the pinwheel in the wind or run with it, and watch how it spins.

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From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 30, 2014



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