April 22nd is Earth Day.
Explore the power of wind with a colorful Earth Day pinwheels craft!
This Earth Day, help your little explorers celebrate and discover the power of wind. Kids of all ages would enjoy building and experimenting with pinwheels. If you’e learning about weather or power in science, this project is a wonderful hands on way to explore the concept of wind power further.
My son and I found a video online that shows how wind turbine engines work, and he was intrigued to dig deeper and build a wind machine of his own. Taking his pinwheel outside, he was able to experiment with wind speed and wind direction, plus have a little fun just running with the pinwheel in his hand to see how fast it would go.
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Wind power is a great topic to explore with kids on Earth Day and can easily be demonstrated with this simple craft. Little Passports teamed up with gluesticksblog.com for this DIY Earth Day Pinwheels Craft. Not only does this project help explain the concept of wind power to kids, but by upcycling tin cans and planting flowers or herbs in them, you’re doing something good for the planet.
These pinwheels come together fast and spin in the wind even faster!
For complete how-to’s, head over to Little Passports’ DIY Earth Day Pinwheels Craft on their blog to read more.