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Wind Spinners!

Here's a quick project with lots of room for experimentation and exploration. Here's what you need:

* something to color/draw with (marker, pen, crayon, watercolor, whatever you have)

* paper (printer paper, cardstock, paper bag, whatever you have)

* scissors

* string or thin ribbon

* something to make circles with (compass, bowl, cup, lid, stencil ...)

* marker, pencil, or pen


* tape

* hole punch

Prepare your space:

* cover your work area

* have your materials within reach

* keep drinking water nearby

* music? light? whatever makes it your ideal creative workspace, do that!

The work:

* make a circle or many circles on your paper, cut those out

* decorate both sides of your circle

* draw a spiral on one side, starting at the center and winding out (optional move, you can also just go straight to cutting!)

* cut along the spiral line (or free cut to the center)

* optional: reinforce the center with a piece of tape

* punch or poke a hole in that center

* cut a length of string or ribbon

* put one end of the string through that center hole and double knot it

* hang it up!


* experiment with different sizes, different shapes

* play with a variety of materials for decorating your spinner

* incorporate a color lesson (primaries, secondaries, warms, cools, complementaries ...)

Have Fun! Be kind to yourself and each other.

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