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How to Make Pinwheels

How to Make Pinwheels

This is a perfect kid's craft for Memorial Day weekend! Paper pinwheels can make a great decor and also easy to make! Let your little one help you cut or create a coloring version.

 how to make pinwheels

Materials:

  1. printable (print them double sided on a cardstock) or scrapbooking printed paper
  2. exacto knife or scissors
  3. paper fastener (I got star shaped ones for fun. There are many options on Amazon)
  4. paper straw
  5. hole punch (1/8)

how to make pinwheels

1. cut out square in printable or cut printed paper into a square

2. make diagonal cut and punch holes where indicated. The center hole will have to be cut out with Exacto knife.

how to make pinwheels

3. punch a hole on one end of paper straw

how to make pinwheels

4. gather corner with holes into the center

how to make pinwheels

5. use paper fastener to hold together loosely. 

6. Test out your pinwheels! adjust fastener distance if necessary.

 

 

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Galaxy Slime - Space Themed Party Favors

Galaxy Slime - Space Themed Party Favors

This will be kids' favorite party favors at your party. You can turn this into a party activity but in my honest opinion, it could get pretty messy. If you are making this for your party favor, have your little one help you mix slime colors at the end. Just make sure that they are wearing a shirt that can get dirty. It's not fun when food coloring splashes or wet slime gets on their shirt.

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Party Snack Ideas

Party Snack Ideas

Are you looking for some healthy snack options for your Space themed party?
Rocket Fruit Kabob and Watermelon Stars will work great with theme.
Ingredients:

  • Strawberry 
  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Kabob sticks or pop sticks (less sharp)

Trim strawberries and cut banana and cantaloupe as shown above.

Assemble kabob in above order, then cut the kabob sticks to desired length.


Watermelon Stars
Ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Star Cookie Cutter 

Make watermelon slices (suggest 3/8" thickness) then use star cookie cutter to stamp out shapes. We use 2nd small size.

Toss in blueberries and you are done! You can use our cupcake toppers to use as food picks.

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