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Try it yourself! Have some fun at home, cause some trouble in the office... Post your own videos on YouTube and let us know what cool things you do with sticky note pinwheels!

Who knew you could make a wheel out of nothing but sticky notes?! We had been playing with sticky notes for months before we thought of this one!

All you need is a single zigzag pad of sticky notes (the kind made for pop-up dispensers). Less actually. You just need a quarter of a pad.

Count off 12 pairs of sticky notes (that is 24 sticky notes, altogether) and separate that stack from the rest of the pad. Put a little bit of glue on the top so that you can stick one end to the other, making a star. We actually call this a starfish.

The key is to give it a twist: hold opposite sides of the starfish and rotate the sticky notes around themselves by 90 degrees, a quarter turn. That flips the starfish out and makes it a wheel. We couldn't believe it ourselves when we discovered it!

You're now ready to roll it down ramps, across desks, build cars... do all those things that you can only do with that technological marvel: the wheel!

So make some pinwheels and post your videos on YouTube! Let us know what cool things with sticky notes you can come up with!

Credits
The Extreme Sticky Note Experiments, by Fritz Grobe (the short one) and Stephen Voltz (the tall one). Directed by Chris Cantwell. Produced by DigiSynd and sponsored by ABC Family, OfficeMax, and our friends at Coca-Cola. Filmed in Burbank, California, with BIG help from Mike Miclon. Researched in Buckfield, Maine, with help from Matt & Jaime, Jason & Jackie, Mike, and the whole gang from the Oddfellow Theater and Celebration Barn Theater. Special thanks also to Oliver Luckett and the gang at DigiSynd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567293515 Karen Neale Leary

    Love the demonstration video, will try it with the folk, young and old I work with.

  • Paulo Rattes

    Gostei