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Pinwheel Powerpoint

  1. 1. Celebrate World Peace Day Make a Pinwheel on September 21st
  2. 3. Pinwheels for Peace* <ul><li>Is an INSTALLATION ART PROJECT for ALL ages </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Pinwheels for Peace have been displayed worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Join the “whirled” peace movement! </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is a Pinwheel? <ul><li>A Kinetic Sculpture that moves in the breeze to provide entertainment for all! </li></ul>
  4. 5. How to make a “Pin-less” Pinwheel <ul><li>These are safe alternative directions that do not require the use of a pin or nail. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily created by young children </li></ul><ul><li>Uses readily found materials </li></ul>
  5. 6. Materials <ul><li>Download the template on </li></ul><ul><li> or, </li></ul><ul><li>an 8 inch square piece of paper </li></ul><ul><li>A stick, pencil, chopstick or straw </li></ul><ul><li>A chenille stem or wire </li></ul><ul><li>3 “Pony” beads </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors </li></ul><ul><li>Ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Crayons, Markers, </li></ul><ul><li>or other coloring tools </li></ul>
  6. 7. Steps <ul><li>Step 1- Gather all your materials </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Steps Continued: <ul><li>Step 3- Decorate your Pinwheel – Include one or more “Elements of Design” or, write messages of Peace. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Putting the pinwheel together <ul><li>Step 4 –Use a whole punch to punch a hole in every other corner and the center. bend paper in center to do this. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5 - Cut the X – Leaving one inch from the center on each side </li></ul>
  9. 10. Preparing the stick <ul><li>Step 6 – At the top of your stick, wind chenille stem or wire around and twist three times. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 7 – place 2 pony beads on the chenille stem </li></ul>
  10. 11. Steps – Assembling the Pinwheel <ul><li>Step 8 – Place the middle of the pinwheel on the chenille stem, then place the corners you punched on the chenille stem. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 9 – Add the last pony bead </li></ul><ul><li>Step 10- open both ends of the chenille stem, like wings. Trim if needed </li></ul>
  11. 12. Enjoy! <ul><li>Blow into your pinwheel & see it spin </li></ul><ul><li>Plant it in a sunny, breezy spot and watch it spin! </li></ul>
  12. 13. On the Website you will find: <ul><li>Directions for making pinwheels </li></ul><ul><li>A quicktime video </li></ul><ul><li>Register your site/school </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase kits </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase the PFP song </li></ul><ul><li>Map of participants throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 14. Credits <ul><li>Photographs by Ursula Accumanno </li></ul><ul><li>“ pin-less” pinwheel directions by Ursula Accumanno </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>