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


3 Join the “whirled” peace movement!
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!

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 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

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 stem or 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

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