So when I brought my little guys to the dentist for their first appointment, it came to me that it might work there too. Babies are alway a little unsure of new people. Especially ones in a lab coat that want to look in their mouths. Our dentist sat the baby on my lap facing me. Then they laid him back on my legs so he was looking up at the ceiling. The dentist would sit in a chair across from us and be in the perfect position to look in the kids mouth and "count" their teeth.
I made a few pinwheels for the office to use. They can hold it above the kids face to distract them while they are being examined. I kept with the woodland theme of the office.
Materials: Ruler, Pencil, Paper Piercer and Foam Pad, Clothes Pin, Needle, String, Three Wooden Beads (Two Large, One Small), Paper, Paper Cutter.
Thread your needle. Thinner the string the easier it will be.
Put the small bead on your string.
Cut off the excess string.
String one corner from the underside.
Thread all four corners starting with the underside (not the clouds).
The paper will resist being pulled tight. You want to get it as tight as you can in the next steps. Otherwise it will be too loose when you finish making the knot on the back of the pin wheel.
String one of the bigger wood beads onto the string.
Loop the string around and put the needle back through the bead the same direction as the first time you put it in the bead. Pull the bead tight to the back of the pin wheel before you tighten the string around the bead. Once you tighten it around the bead it will hold in place enough for you to make a knot in your thread.
Decide how much string you want at the top, thread the other large bead and knot it.
Take your clothes pin and measure the top face. Cut out paper to fit on to it.
You can clip it to things or tie it on. The clothes pin makes it easy to hold.