*This is home truly, where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows
This is home surely, as my senses tell me
This is where I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home~*
Eeks! National day is 3 days time! What’s your favourite childhood national day memory? Mine will definitely be music classes when we learn all the national day songs and dance!
Without fail, our art teachers will always plan a lesson to make a flag (to wave during school celebrations). It was fun initially, but as we got older, the novelty wore off.
Here’s my solution to jazz it up… Flag Pinwheel!
I did this last year with some of the kiddos, and planning to do so again this year! They are so decorative and fun! (Psst… read till the end for a bonus!)
21cm X 21cm Red & white paper
Single hole punch
Scissors/ Craft knife
For decorating – optional
Star craft punch/ Star stamps
Now, here’s the trick to keep your pinwheel spinning without the fastener jamming it – straw. Cut a small piece of straw, about 1cm. Cut little slits on one end of it and fan out. Insert the straw through the back of your pinwheel and fasten it with a small piece of tape or reinforcement ring.
– Cut lots of red and white stars with a craft punch and stick them onto your pinwheel with some glue.
– Use glitter instead to add some glam factor!
– Glue on ribbons at the tips.
– Wrap washi tape around the straw.
Bonus! We missed out on a DIY last week and here’s an additional one to make up for it!
*I found these at Artfriend. If you can’t find them at your local craft stores, you can always make your own with coloured foam, glitter and white glue.
We would LOVE to see your creations, so be sure to share them with us with (hashtag)artathomesg! xx Teacher Cherlyn