by Lynda Musante
the effects of the wind when you hang this whirler outside on a
breezy day. Watch it whirl and spin as the air catches its colorful
You will need:
- Four 14" Long sheets
of plastic canvas (pink, blue, yellow and green.)
- 12" x 1/4" Wood
- White plastic canvas yarn
- White acrylic paint
- Tacky glue
- Craft snips
- 2 Large hole wood beads
(to fit on dowel)
- Paint dowel and wood
beads white. Allow to dry. Glue a bead to one end.
- Cut 12 strips of each
color of plastic canvas, 4 holes wide by the length of the
- Insert tip of scissor
into the plastic canvas strip one hole down from each end
and cut out a small square, 2 holes by 2 holes. The hole
should be large enough for the dowel to slide through.
- Slide each of the
strips onto the dowel in the following order: 4 pink, 4
yellow, 4 green and 4 blue. Continue this pattern until
all of the strips are on the dowel. Grasp the opposite end
of the first strip you slid onto the dowel and slide it
onto the bottom of the dowel forming a loop. Continue in
order with each strip. This forms the whirler's shape.
- Glue the wood bead
onto the other end. Cut a 14" length of the white yarn and
knot the ends together. Attach to the dowel with a half
- Spread the strips
of plastic canvas apart. Hang whirler outside and watch
it spin in the wind!
Darice® Plastic Canvas & Plastic Yarn; Darice®
Wood Craft; Elmer's® Craft Bond Tacky Glue; Delta
Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint; Fiskars® Student Scissors
& Softouch Craftsnips.
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