I have always been fascinated by the pinwheel. Just looking at it spin in the wind makes me happy. I believe it’s a cool toy that can work great as part of a room’s decor. Pinwheels can come in many different colours and sizes. They are really inexpensive to craft, and would spice up any room or party space.
Step 1: Materials
- Colored Papers (preferably above 100 gsm)
- Paper Pin Fasteners
- Sharp Pointed Tool (any)
- Single Hole Puncher
- Blu Tac (optional)
Step 2: Fold
Fold the corner of the paper to form a triangle.
Step 3: Cut
Cut along the edges of the triangle.
Step 4: Fold
Fold the triangle cutout into half to make a fold line.
Step 5: Unfold & Cut
Unfold and cut 2/3 way into the fold line
Step 6: Unfold & Repeat Step 4 & 5
Unfold the triangle into a square and you’ll see 2 corners with cuts.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other 2 corners.
Step 7: Punch Holes
Punch holes on 4 flaps of the paper as shown.
Step 8: Poke Hole in Center of Paper
Poke a hole in the middle of the paper using any sharp tool.
Then use a pencil tip to gradually widen the hole.
Step 9: Poke Hole in Straw
Use any sharp tool to poke a hole through the straw (near the end).
You may want to use some Blu Tac as backing support while making the hole; please don’t use your hand/fingers!
Use a pencil tip to gradually widen the hole.
Step 10: Combine & Fasten
Bring all 4 corners (with hole) towards the middle of the pinwheel.
Put a paper pin fastener through all holes (4 flaps and 1 in the center of pinwheel).
Step 11: Attach Straw to Pinwheel
Attach straw to pinwheel by placing the hole on the straw through the paper pin at the back of the pinwheel.