As promised from the previous post, this craft will be a basic version of the anemometer.Â The pinwheel isnâ€™t officially an anemometer but this classic toy is very similar in that they are both powered by the wind. Letâ€™s get started!
Supplies youâ€™ll need:
- Sturdy paper
- Sewing pin
- First, youâ€™ll need sturdy paper like a magazine cover or trade paperback comic pages.Â Just be sure to ask your parents in advanced if you can use them. Square off a page by horizontally folding the corners. Â Then cut along the longest side of the triangle.
- Open the square and cut toward the center on each fold.Â Stop cutting when you get about an inch from the middle.
- Place a bead on the sewing pin and set aside.Â Gather every other corner of each triangle to the center and poke the pin through the corners and center. Â
- Feed another bead onto the pin then push it into the top of a cork.Â Give the pinwheel a test spin.Â If it doesnâ€™t spin freely, pull the pin out a bit.
- Next insert the sharp end of the skewer into the cork. Â
And thatâ€™s it!Â You donâ€™t even need to wait for a windy day to play with your anemometer, I mean, pinwheel.Â Blow onto it or just run while holding it.