With spring fast approaching (well, not for my northern hemisphere friends!), we decided to make pinwheels! I got the idea from Kaboose but changed it up a bit. For the Kaboose directions click here. Here’s what we did:
sticks or pencils (I think the pinwheel actually moves better using pencils.)
Paper – white card stock, construction paper or copy paper
crayons, markers, paints, stickers – anything to decorate with!
1. I had the kids go gather sticks to use (instead of pencils). This got them outside and added extra fun to the project!
2. I cut pieces of white card stock to 8.5″ X 8.5″ square. Then I put the ruler diagonally across and drew lines with a pencil 5 in. long starting at the corner and going towards the center. Do this for all corners. This leaves a spot in the middle.
4. Then let the kids decorate both sides.
5. After they are finished, match the holes up, stick a push pin through and stick in the stick or pencil.