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- 1. Celebrate World Peace Day Make a Pinwheel on September 21st
2. 3. 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 fromCoconut Creek, Florida as a way for children to express feelings about world events and their lives.
- Millions ofPinwheels for Peacehave been displayed worldwide
- Join the whirled peace movement!
4. What is a Pinwheel?
- A Kinetic Sculpture that moves in the breeze to provide entertainment for all!
5. 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
- Download the template on
- an 8 inch square piece of paper
- A stick, pencil, chopstick or straw
- A chenille stem or wire
- 3 Pony beads
- Crayons, Markers,
- or other coloring tools
- 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.
8. Steps Continued:
- Step 3- Decorate your Pinwheel Include one or more Elements of Design or, write messages of Peace.
9. 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
10. Preparing the stick
- Step 6 At the top of your stick, wind chenille stemor wire around and twist three times.
- Step 7 place 2 pony beads on the chenille stem
11. 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
- Blow into your pinwheel & see it spin
- Plant it in a sunny, breezy spot and watch it spin!
13. 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
- Photographs by Ursula Accumanno
- pin-less pinwheel directions by Ursula Accumanno