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  • pinwheel template (available soon)
  • felt pen
  • a straight pin with a round ball at the end
  • scissors
  • pencil with an eraser
  1. Print off the pinwheel template. Cut out the square along the solid lines.
  2. In one of the triangles, draw a picture . . . of anything! Use your imagination and be creative! (ideas: birds, animals, flowers or your friends)
  3. Draw a different picture in all three of the other triangles.
  4. Cut along each of the dotted lines. Make sure you STOP CUTTING at the end of the dotted lines.
  5. With the straight pin, poke through the back of one of the corners right behind where the dot is.
  6. With the pin still through the first corner, poke it through the back of the next corner, again behind where the dot is.
  7. Repeat this for the othe two corners.
  8. With the pin still through all four corners, poke it through the center of the paper where the X is. This will creat a pinwheel.
  9. With the pin still in the pinwheel, poke it into the eraser end of the pencil and press firmly.
  10. Bend the pin over to a 45 degree angle and now your pinwheel is complete!
  11. Practice blowing on your pinwheel to see how wind can make it turn.