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Make a Pinwheel

Materials

  • Plain or construction paper
  • Crayons, markers, glitter, stickers, and other decorative items
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper fastener
  • Cardboard cut into a small circle
  • Straw, wooden dowel, or unsharpened pencil

Directions

  1. Have your child decorate a square piece of paper with crayons, markers, paint, glitter, stickers, and so on.
  2. Mark the center of the square and cut from each corner into the center, stopping one inch from the center.
  3. Fold every other point into the center and tape; make sure the decorated side of the paper is on the outside.
  4. Push a paper fastener through a small circular piece of cardboard, then through the center of the pinwheel.
  5. Fasten around a straw, wooden dowel, or unsharpened pencil.

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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