3Join the “whirled” peace movement! Pinwheels for Peace*Is an INSTALLATION ART PROJECT for ALL agesThe 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 worldwideJoin the “whirled” peace movement!
4What is a Pinwheel?A Kinetic Sculpture that moves in the breeze to provide entertainment for all!
5How 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 childrenUses readily found materials
6Materials Download the template on www.pinwheelsforpeace.com or, an 8 inch square piece of paperA stick, pencil, chopstick or strawA chenille stem or wire3 “Pony” beadsScissorsRulerPencilCrayons, Markers,or other coloring tools
7Steps 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.
8Steps Continued:Step 3- Decorate your Pinwheel – Include one or more “Elements of Design” or, write messages of Peace.
9Putting 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
10Preparing the stickStep 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
11Steps – 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 beadStep 10- open both ends of the chenille stem, like wings. Trim if needed
12Enjoy! Blow into your pinwheel & see it spin Plant it in a sunny, breezy spot and watch it spin!
13On the Website you will find: Directions for making pinwheelsA quicktime videoRegister your site/schoolPurchase kitsPurchase the PFP songMap of participants throughout the world
14Credits Photographs by Ursula Accumanno “pin-less” pinwheel directions by Ursula Accumanno