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Exciting Wind Turbine Craft Project

By August 3, 2014January 21st, 2021No Comments

This wind turbine project is a great way to experiment with wind energy!

wind turbine craft


wind turbine craft supplies

Wind Turbine Project Supplies:

Paper plate. scissors,  straw, 2 pieces wood pieces (or 2 dowels), each about 14″-16″ long,  skewers, pen, hot glue gun, push pin


wind turbine project for kids

Step 1: Draw equidistant lines on the back of the paper plate. Start drawing them from the center point. Then cut each line towards the center of the plate leaving a section uncut in the center.  

drilling wind turbine craft

Step 2: (Adult helper) Drill about a 3/8″ hole in the center of one of the pieces of wood. (wood should be about 1″ wide by 12″ long).

wind turbine project for kids in progress

Step 3: Attach the straw through the hole in the wood and use hot glue to adhere.

wind turbine craft project for kids

Step 4: Drill a hole into the end of the other piece of wood about the same size as the skewer stick. Insert the skewer into the hole and adhere with your hot glue gun.

completed wind turbine project for kids

Step 5: Using a push pin or small nail, attach the wind turbine blades to the end of the piece of wood with the straw in it.

diy wind turbine

Step 6: Connect your two pieces of wood by carefully slipping the straw over the skewer. Watch your wind turbine blow in the wind!

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