The feast day of Our Lady of Fatima is just around the corner on May 13th! Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. One of the miracles Mary promised was that the sun would appear to spin and dance in the sky! People in many parts of the world witnessed the sun changing colors, spinning and even dancing in the sky. This craft celebrates that miracle with a free printable pinwheel to make a ‘spinning sun’!
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To make this cute pinwheel all you’ll need is the printable printed on plain paper, some crayons, scissors, a push-pin and a regular pencil.
Print the Spinning Sun Pinwheel double-sided (flip along the long side of the sheet). Color it in as desired. Then cut out around the square and the sun center piece. (A Tip for little kids: For your younger kids wielding scissors, you can ignore those rays coming out of the sun and just cut out the circle.)
Cut along the four solid lines pointing toward the center.
To assemble into a pinwheel, I recommend adult help (or at least the help of an older child). Use a push-pin to push through the center of the sun piece, then bend the tip with sunrays toward the center pushing through each point with the push-pin. Finally poke the push-pin through the back of the pinwheel and into the eraser of a pencil.
Blow on your pinwheel either from the front or the side to make your sun spin!
As you celebrate this awesome feast day have your kids watch the CCC of America movie “The Day the Sun Danced.” My kids love these DVDs and I often rave about them. My readers can get FREE shipping by using the code: FREESHIP. Your kids could even color their pinwheels while they watch it, if you want to multitask.
Make sure you also check out My Mini Rosary books. Our Lady of Fatima urged the children to pray the rosary everyday to bring peace and an end to war. These mini-books are prefect for helping your little ones stay entertained during family rosary time, or praying the rosary at church.
Check out the Our Lady of Fatima Coloring page too! A picture of Mary, the three children, and a fun border to color!
Thanks for visiting, and may you have a blessed Feast of Our Lady of Fatima!