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Twirling Pinwheel Craft

Make your own twirling 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 on the end of a straw

What you need:

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. Take your pinwheel outside and watch the wind spin it!

... more Spring fun.

... more Fall fun.