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flower power suncatcher 

These suncatchers can be used to illustrate the scientific concept of combining colours, and if they are held over a heat source such as a light bulb they will spin - a  demonstration that warm air rises.

Materials:

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Printout of Patterns in Black and White or Colour (Acrobat Files)

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Overhead transparency sheet (clear plastic)

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String

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Beads

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Double sided scotch tape

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Scissors

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Permanent markers

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Hole punch

 

Instructions:

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If you have a colour printer that will print on transparencies, use the colour pattern.  Otherwise, use the black and white pattern.

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Print your pattern directly onto the transparency, or print on paper then place the pattern under the transparency and trace it with a permanent marker.

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Colour the pieces and cut them out.  Cut  along the spiral line until you reach the centre.

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Assemble the flowers and attach them to the spiral using double sided scotch tape.

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Punch a hole in the centre of your spiral where indicated.

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Tie a bead to one end of your string, and thread the other end through the hole in your spiral.  The bead will prevent the string from slipping through the hole.

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Add beads to your string and tie a loop in the end for hanging.

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Hang your suncatcher near a window and enjoy its beautiful colours!