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Celebrate Celebrate World Peace World Peace Day Day Make a Pinwheel Make a Pinwheel on on September 21st September 21st

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  • 1. Celebrate World Peace Day Make a Pinwheel on September 21st

2. 3. Pinwheels for Peace*

  • 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

6. Materials

  • Download the template on
  • www.pinwheelsforpeace.comor,
  • 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

7. Steps

  • 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

12. Enjoy!

  • 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

14. Credits

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