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Colourful compass

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Children will love to explore your yard with this colourful compass.

1. Gather your material. You will need the top of a metal can (28 oz), adhesive foam letters (N, E, S and W to represent the cardinal points), heavy red and gold cardboard, a large star-shaped sticker, scissors, a hole-punch (not shown), a fastener, as well as white and/or hot glue.


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2. Glue the star-shaped sticker in the centre of the metal lid. Using a hammer and nail (or an electric drill), make a hole in the centre of the lid. Of course, this step must be done by an adult.


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Cut an arrow and a circle (with the centre cut out) out of the gold cardboard. Cut a second arrow out of the red cardboard.


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4. Glue the letters representing the cardinal points on the metal lid to represent a compass. Provide a model and let older children try to place the letters in the right spots on their own. Name the letters and explain how they represent North, East, South, and West.


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5. With the hole-punch, make a hole in the arrows as shown.


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6. Secure the arrows in the centre of the metal lid with the fastener. Glue the gold loop at the top of your compass to represent a handle. Your explorers are then ready for their first adventure!


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Patricia-Ann Morisson

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