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Craft: Twirling Pinwheel

Make your own windmills to decorate the top of a pencil or just for fun! Watch the wind twirl your pinwheel. Bet you'll make more than just one of these fun crafts!

Pinwheel

What you need:

Ruler
Scissors
Pencil
Pins with large heads
Small beads
Stiff coloured paper
Pencils with erasers on the end or pieces of wooden dowel or sturdy straws

What you do:

1. Using your ruler measure and draw two equal size squares on two different colours of paper.
 
2. Cut out the squares.
 
3. Using the ruler, draw two diagonal lines across each square so that they cross in the middle. Cut 2/3 of the way on each line towards the centre.
 
4. Holding the squares of paper together, bend the paper back along each cut line toward the center. Hold the corners with your fingers until you have all four corners folded into the center.
 
5. Push a pin through the centre making sure it goes through all four corners. Then slip a small bead on the back.
 
6. Push the pin into the eraser of a pencil or the doweling.
 
7. Blow on your windmill and watch it spin!

... more Spring fun.

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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