Habitot Children's Museum

SPRING-SUMMER HOURS
April 1 - September 30
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
Private Rentals Only

Closed on Sundays though September!

FALL-WINTER HOURS
October 1- March 31
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30

THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR
State Farm Insurance
Berkeley Agent, Gary Eason
http://garyeason.net/



Top-Rated Nonprofits 2014 logo

Best of 2013 Parents' Press logo

Blue Star Museums logo

Best of the Gay
San Francisco Bay Area



find us on facebook

donate now

Habitot is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that relies on community support



Habitot Children's Museum Logo

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
www.habitot.org


Habitot at Home

Activity

Paper Pinwheel

Paper Pinwheel

Materials

  • Pre-painted paper (see details below)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtack/pushpin
  • Short dress pins/straight pins (the ones with a round head)
  • Thin wooden dowel
  • Small round bead (not shown above)
  • Hot glue gun (not shown)

Directions
  1. Let children create beautiful papers for the pinwheels using a watercolor and crayon resist process. It is best to use card stock paper.
  2. Cut your paper into 6″ squares (smaller or larger work too).
  3. Use a ruler and pencil to draw lines from corner to corner, crossing in the center.
  4. Use scissors to cut along the drawn lines, stopping 1″-2″ from the center each time.
  5. Cut a 1″ circle from the leftover paper.
  6. Use the thumbtack to poke a hole in the center of your paper circle, in the center of the pencilled X, near the tip of each pinwheel spoke (you will have two points in each corner of your paper square, just pierce one point making sure that it is the same side each time), and near the top of your dowel. Give the thumbtack a light tap with a wooden block to make a deeper hole in the wood.
  7. To assemble your pinwheel, insert the dress pin through the hole in your paper circle, then through each of the four points (or spokes), one at a time, and finally through the center of the pencilled X. Slip the small bead of hot glue onto the pin, then add a small dab of glue from the hot glue gun to the end of the pin and push it into the hole in your wooden dowel. It will dry quickly.
Thank you to childhood101 website for this and other great ideas. http://childhood101.com/2015/02/how-to-make-paper-pinwheels/
copyright© 2015 Habitot Children's Museum