Catch the Breeze Spinners
Where do you go on a hot summer day to catch a cool breeze? Under the trees outside? Beside an open window? On a shady porch? These spinners add color and excitement any time of year.
Begin with a circle. Use a paper plate to trace a circle on Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Paper. Cut out the circle.
Add designs. Use Neon Color Explosion Markers to add bright designs to both sides of Neon Color Explosion Paper.
Use your own ideas or try these:
• Make broad stripes of different colors that go around in a spiral.
• Design a checkerboard pattern.
• Create dots of different sizes and colors.
• Draw wavy squiggles.
• Add stars, spirals, or hearts.
Cut a spiral. Starting at the outside edge of your decorated circle, cut around and around the circle, moving your scissors in toward the center while turning the circle with the other hand. If you like, you can draw a spiral line from the center around and around until it reaches the edge before you cut. Or cut first, and then decorate the spirals.
Tie and hang. Punch a hole in the center of the spiral. Tie ribbon in the hole. Ask an adult to assist in tying the other end safely on a tree branch, from a sun umbrella, or by a window to spin in the breeze! Wherever you hang it, keep your spinner dry!
Try this! Create a double spiral. After you have made one spiral, cut from the center of it, going back down the center of the strip, almost to the end. Hold the spinner by the point. Pull down the two spirals so they intertwine. Tie and hang by the point. The spinners on the right and left in the picture were made this way.
Decorate your spinner by gluing on strips of tissue paper if you like, as shown in the middle spinner.