How to Make Cardboard Whirligigs

Learn about momentum with a spinning cardboard wheel and some string!

How to Make Cardboard Whirligigs
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1
Gather all of the necessary materials

Gather all of the necessary materials

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Using the circle trace guide, pick the size you want and use a marker to trace the circle onto the cardboard.

Using the circle trace guide, pick the size you want and use a marker to trace the circle onto the cardboard.

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This is how it should look after tracing.

This is how it should look after tracing.

4
Cut out the circle using the cardboard scissors.

Cut out the circle using the cardboard scissors.

5
Punch two holes in the middle (where they are marked) with a wooden pencil tip.

Punch two holes in the middle (where they are marked) with a wooden pencil tip.

6
Decorate the cardboard circle with markers and crayons!

Decorate the cardboard circle with markers and crayons!

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Measure and cut approximately 2 feet of string.

Measure and cut approximately 2 feet of string.

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Thread the string through one hole.

Thread the string through one hole.

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And thread the string back through the other hole.

And thread the string back through the other hole.

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Taking the two ends of the string, tie a knot together.

Taking the two ends of the string, tie a knot together.

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Now you have finished making your cardboard whirligig! Try winding and unwinding the string to make the wheel spin in different directions!

Now you have finished making your cardboard whirligig! Try winding and unwinding the string to make the wheel spin in different directions!

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