Ideas, News, Information
The Pinwheels for Peace "store" is now open! We now have an official song, t-shirts and posters!
If you have any questions /comments / or ideas to share? Are you looking to collaborate with someone else?
Please use our myspace site.

Rather than use pencils for the "stick" of the pinwheel, we have used plastic straws (local restaurants will likely donate them - or, you can purchase them at a "warehouse-type" store) and bamboo skewers. Insert the pinwheel pin into the straw near the top, Then bend the pointed end of the pin back into the straw. When it comes time to "plant" the pinwheels, push the skewer into the ground and then slip the straw right over the skewer!

Thanks to Ursula Accumanno from New Jersey who came up with this alternative way to create pinwheels!
See the photos below and download her directions here.

To watch a QuickTime movie that shows you how to make a pinwheel, click here. (ALLOW TIME FOR THE MOVIE TO LOAD)
Spread the word!! The more pinwheels that are spinning on September 21st, the more of an impact we will have!

Announce your participation in project to the press!
Click here for a sample press release.

For the Press:
If you are looking to contact groups in your city/town so that you write a story for your publication, please
contact us and we might be able to assist you (some groups have provided their phone numbers to us).

Download a page of peace signs to use when making your pinwheels.
Click here.

To learn about the origin of the peace sign, click here.

To learn about International Day of Peace, visit Peace One Day and International Day of Peace.

Scout troops - A patch is available for Pinwheels for Peace! Click here for information.


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You must include our copyright info (©2008 Ayers and McMillan) and a link back to our site (

Permission is granted for this image only.


We found a great way to get in a peaceful state of mind. Check out Peace Tea.

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