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Briscoe Western Art Museum at-home lesson teaches kids how to make a pinwheel

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10:02 am CDT, Monday, July 27, 2020

Did you know July 25 is the National Day of the Cowboy? Celebrate by making your own spinning ‘spurs’ pinwheel with this lesson adapted from “Beyond the Briscoe’s” downloadable kids art activity. Visit briscoemuseum.org to learn more about cowboys, the history of the spur, and the museum’s new hours of operation.

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Did you know July 25 is the National Day of the Cowboy? Celebrate by making your own spinning ‘spurs’ pinwheel with this lesson adapted from “Beyond the Briscoe’s” downloadable kids art activity. Visit

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Photo: JENNIFER SUMMER /The Observer

Photo: JENNIFER SUMMER /The Observer

Did you know July 25 is the National Day of the Cowboy? Celebrate by making your own spinning ‘spurs’ pinwheel with this lesson adapted from “Beyond the Briscoe’s” downloadable kids art activity. Visit briscoemuseum.org to learn more about cowboys, the history of the spur, and the museum’s new hours of operation.

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Did you know July 25 is the National Day of the Cowboy? Celebrate by making your own spinning ‘spurs’ pinwheel with this lesson adapted from “Beyond the Briscoe’s” downloadable kids art activity. Visit

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Photo: JENNIFER SUMMER /The Observer

Briscoe Western Art Museum at-home lesson teaches kids how to make a pinwheel

Saturday was the National Day of the Cowboy. The Briscoe Western Art Museum celebrated with a “Beyond the Briscoe’s” project: making a spinning spur pinwheel.

Visit briscoemuseum.org to learn more about cowboys, the history of the spur, and the museum’s new hours of operation.

Ingrid Wilgen

What you need

Paper or card stock, scissors, glue stick, push pin, a pencil with an eraser, crayons or markers and a bead or small button (optional).

What to do

Cut the paper into an 8-inch square. Next, fold the paper diagonally to create a triangle. Fold it again to make a smaller triangle. Unfold the paper. Notice the four creases, which you will use for cutting guides.

Draw a dotted line from each corner of the square halfway to the center point, where the creases meet. Now decorate one or both sides of the square with colorful drawings.

Cut four slits along the four dotted lines. There are now eight tips; you can number them in order to help with the next step.

Take tip No. 1 and bring it to the center of the square without creasing the paper. Glue or hold it in place as you do the next steps. Do the same with the remaining odd-numbered tips. You can glue each tip in place or hold them with your hand.

Cut out a small paper circle and glue it on top of the tips in the center of the pinwheel. Insert a push pin into the center of the circle through all of the tips. Then attach the pinwheel to the pencil by pushing the pin into the eraser. You can add a bead or small button between the pinwheel and the eraser for decoration.

Do not force the pin in too tightly or the pinwheel will not spin freely.

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