These are very cheap and easy to make, not to mention a ton of fun! These have been a hit with me, my kids, and yes- even my husband! Check out how they actually spin and "dance" like the sun did that day at Fatima:
Materials Needed to Complete This Craft:
- Foam Board
- Embroidery Floss
- Hole Poking Tool (I used a corn on the cob handle thingy)
Now let your kids color their version of the miracle of the sun on their circles, and encourage them to use their imaginations! It will help if you read some descriptions of the miracle of the sun to them while they work.
For each spinner you will need 2 pieces of embroidery floss. Each piece should be about an arm's length. Thread one through each hole of your spinner and knot them together on both ends. This will put your spinner on one big "loop".
Now it's time to have fun!!! Hold your strings on each end, and twist your sun spinner up just a little bit. Pull the strings in opposite directions at the same time- but just for a second! Let the strings go loose and it will begin to twist itself up. When it stops spinning, pull both of the strings in opposite directions again and let it spin some more. Soon, your sun will be dancing, spinning, whirling, and jumping around!
I hope you all enjoy this craft- I know we did! This was a really fun way for my kids to learn about Our Lady of Fatima and the miracle of the spinning sun. God bless!
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