Crafts For March Weather Fun

As March brings the transition from winter to spring, there are many meteorological phenomena that provide opportunities for discussion including rain, cloud formation, wind, and many more. Colorful pinwheels make a great craft for students learning about wind and its causes.

Supplies You'll Need
1 toothpick
1 skewer stick
2 pieces of origami paper (or wrapping paper squares in different colors)
1 rubber band
Kids scissors
To begin, invite your students to glue their pieces of paper together, keeping the color or design on the outside. Additionally, encourage them to line up the edges of the paper carefully. Next, fold the square diagonally, marking the paper with a crease (it will look like a triangle). Open the paper and complete the same procedure on the opposite diagonal. After creasing the paper, open it up and lay the marked square flat.

Use scissors to cut two-thirds of the way to the center of the marked lines. Be careful not to cut too close to the center. Place a dab of glue all around the center of the paper and fold, without creasing, alternating  corners to the center of the pinwheel. Attach the toothpick and skewer ends together using the rubber band. The toothpick should be at the top, perpendicular to the skewer. Add two separator beads, push the toothpick through the center of the pinwheel from the back, and glue another bead at the end of the toothpick. Your students will have lots of fun with this craft outdoors!

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