30
JUL
2018

Summer Fun 2018 - Week 5

       

Summer Holidays have arrived and for children it is one of the best times of the year. National Parents Council Primary would like to help you and your family make the most of the holidays

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WINDMILL

 

 What you need:

•             A sheet of white or coloured A4 paper

•             Ruler

•             Pencil

•             Scissors

•             Drawing pin

 

What to do:

1. Cut out the square template as per Photo 2

2. Using your colouring pencils, colour in or decorate the template.

3. Cut along the broken line from each corner to the centre – Photo 3

4. Pull the corners labelled b,c,d and e down to the centre point a - Photo 4

5. Stick a drawing pin through the centre of the paper, making sure it is also stuck through the 4 folded corners. This is the wheel of the windmill.

6. Now stick the pin of the wheel into the unsharpened end of your pencil.

7. Well done, this is your windmill.  Blow on the windmill or bring it outside and hold it up to the wind.

 

What happens:

The force of the wind turns the windmill around.  On wind farms there are large windmills.

These windmills are similar to  the one you made.  The wind turns them and this is used to make electricity.