Colorful Winterflower

The Colorful Winter Flower is very suitble for the cold winter season, as it can also be flown indoors! For this purpose, the "pilot" should stand on a chair, as high up as he/she can, holding the winter flower up as high as possible, and then let the winter flower go. As a result, it will start turning to then float softly down at the next moment.

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Colorful Winterflower

Series Flying Objects

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2000 years ago, the Chinese built the first kites. In our new series "Flying Objects", we would to link to this tradition of paper planes. Folded paper planes are made of one sheet of paper only and without using any glue or other aids. Our paper planes, however,can be cut out, painted and accessorized nicely.

Paper planes keep fascinating students over and over and therefore provide you the possibility to introduce the topic "air" in a playful way. However, this paper plane is not only meant for the purpose of being used in class, it can find use on other occasions as well, like for inbetween.

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Colorful Winterflower

The Colorful Winter Flower is very suitble for the cold winter season, as it can also be flown indoors! For this purpose, the "pilot" should stand on a chair, as high up as he/she can, holding the winter flower up as high as possible, and then let the winter flower go. As a result, it will start turning to then float softly down at the next moment.

This is what you need:

Pelikan download template, scissors, Pelikan wax crayons

 
This is how it works:
  1. Print out the download template on a sheet of paper, cut them out and color the different paper strips in vivid colors. (pic. 1).
  2. Then make cuts into the marked lines (the middle line as well) and bend the strips upward along the folding line. Lead the "stem" , thin side first, through the cut made through the middle line and glue it onto the top side (gluing area) (pic. 2).
  3. Now roll up the thick end of the step and glue it together (pic. 3).
  4. Let the colorful winterflower fall from a certain height (pic. 4). After a short time, the flower will start spinning und fall softly to the floor. A colorful delight in the grey winter season!

Have fun!

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Only four steps to the finished flying object: Paint, cut out, put and glue together - Ready to go!