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The Scrap Box will host a “make and take” table at the Green Fair. Children will be able to make a colorful wind streamer which makes it fun to dance and spin with colorful ribbons.

If you are unable to attend the Fair, you can still make your own wind-dancer at home. Collect a circular clear deli-container lid or a styrofoam plate, some colorful ribbons, and bright labels or stickers. You’ll also want a pair of scissors.

Younger children can simply apply the stickers and labels as they like, but older kids would have fun arranging narrow strips of labels in a pattern.
I started with 6 fold rotational symmetry:
like a snowflake.
Then I added more embellishment to make the design more and more intricate.
Click on the thumbnail pictures to see if you can find what new thing is added in each step.
The scrap we used at the Green Fair had a tab with a hole, ready to put the ribbons onto. If you are using a plate or deli-lid, then you will have to make a hole so you can attach the ribbons to your streamer-handle.
You can tie your ribbons with a simple knot. Or you can loop and slip the ribbons:
Pull the middle of all your ribbons through the hole, then thread the ribbon ends through the loop. Tug to make them tight.

The 11th annual Mayor’s Green Fair on Main Street is
Friday, June 10, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Downtown Main Street will be open to pedestrians for free entertainment, food, and over 120 exhibits with environmental information, hands-on activities for youth, Clean Energy Expo, Green Commute Options, BikeFest, WasteKnot Business Partners, walking tours, and more. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 734.794-6161 x 41602. WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!