Construct a Paper Plate Wind Spinner

Preschool Science Activities: Construct a Paper Plate Wind Spinner

What You Need:

  • Paper plate
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers, stickers, glitter glue
  • String

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to start at the outer edge, and use a pencil to draw a two-inch wide spiral inwards toward the centre of the plate. This marks where the plate will be cut after it is decorated.
  2. Talk to her about her favorite outdoor activities and locations. Invite her to use markers to draw her favorite representations of summertime on the paper plate. Encourage her to embellish her creations with glitter, stickers, or other art supplies to make the plate look festive.
  3. When the decorations are complete, help her cut along the pencil line.
  4. Next, invite her to make a hole in the centre of the plate.
  5. Finally, help her select the perfect spot to hang the spinner!

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