This week’s recycled craft began as newspaper flowers, but then I realized that almost all the recycled crafts I’m sharing with you are flowers. So instead of the newspaper flowers, we did spinning pinwheels, and we did them on a perfectly sunny breezy day.
- Pages from old magazines or newspaper (we used magazines because the pages were not as thin as newspaper).
- Liquid glue
- Hole punch
- Crayons (optional – children can color and/or decorate the pages, but we just used the magazine pages. My daughter looked through the magazine and chose the pages that she wanted to use).
- Pipe cleaner
- Cut your magazine or newspaper pages into a square (approximately 6 x 6), but we didn’t measure anything, and they came out great.
- Draw a line from each corner of the square to almost the center of the square, but leave a good size center, then cut along the lines.
- Put some liquid glue in the center of the square. Then bring the left side of each corner to the center (without folding them). Hold down for a minute or so to allow the glue to dry.
- When dry, make a hole punch in the center.
- Wrap a pipe cleaner (we cut the pipe cleaner in half) around the stick two times, then remove.
- Place the other side of the pipe cleaner through the center hole, then wrap the pipe cleaner around the stick.
And it really does spin (on a perfectly sunny breezy day ... the magazine pages are probably too thin to work on a real windy day).
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