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CelebrateCelebrate World Peace World Peace DayDay

Make a PinwheelMake a Pinwheel

CelebrateCelebrate World Peace World Peace DayDay

Make a PinwheelMake a Pinwheelonon

September 21stSeptember 21st

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Pinwheels for Peace*• Is an INSTALLATION ART PROJECT for ALL ages

• The idea was started in 2005 by Ann Ayers & Ellen McMillan, two Art teachers from Coconut Creek, Florida as a way for children to express feelings about world events and their lives.

• Millions of Pinwheels for Peace have been displayed worldwide

Join the “whirled” peace movement!

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What is a Pinwheel?

• A Kinetic Sculpture that moves in the breeze to provide entertainment for all!

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How to make a “Pin-less” Pinwheel

• These are safe alternative directions that do not require the use of a pin or nail.

• Easily created by young children• Uses readily found materials

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Materials• Download the template on •

m or,

• an 8 inch square piece of paper

• A stick, pencil, chopstick or straw

• A chenille stem or wire• 3 “Pony” beads• Scissors• Ruler• Pencil• Crayons, Markers, • or other coloring tools

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• Step 1- Gather all your materials

• Step 2- Cut the square from the template. If you are making your own pinwheel, without a template, you need to make an X on the square paper corner to corner. Place your ruler on the opposite corners, with a pencil draw a diagonal line. Repeat the step on the other side.

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Steps Continued:• Step 3-

Decorate your Pinwheel – Include one or more “Elements of Design” or, write messages of Peace.

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Putting the pinwheel together

• Step 4 –Use a whole punch to punch a hole in every other corner and the center. bend paper in center to do this.

• Step 5 - Cut the X – Leaving one inch from the center on each side

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Preparing the stick• Step 6 – At the top

of your stick, wind chenille stem or wire around and twist three times.

• Step 7 – place 2 pony beads on the chenille stem

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Steps – Assembling the Pinwheel

• Step 8 – Place the middle of the pinwheel on the chenille stem, then place the corners you punched on the chenille stem.

• Step 9 – Add the last pony bead

• Step 10- open both ends of the chenille stem, like wings. Trim if needed

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Enjoy!• Blow into your

pinwheel & see it spin

• Plant it in a sunny, breezy spot and watch it spin!

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On the Website you will find:

• Directions for making pinwheels• A quicktime video• Register your site/school• Purchase kits• Purchase the PFP song• Map of participants throughout the world•

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• Photographs by Ursula Accumanno• “pin-less” pinwheel directions by Ursula