How to make a pinwheel
There's nothing that says springtime more than a pinwheel spinning in the wind... apart from maybe the unpredictable British weather. Here, Hobbycraft show us how to make pinwheels - pop them in the garden at the first glimpse of sunshine!
This example uses plain card, but patterned paper will also work if you want to give your pinwheel a bit of character.
You will need:
- Coloured card or patterned paper of your choice
- Split pin or paper fasteners
- Straws (use wooden dowling if you're making a bigger pinwheel)
Allow 20 minutes to make one pinwheel
How to make
- Take a piece of paper. If it's not square, you'll need to cut it into a square. Ensure all sides are equal - or your pinwheel will be wonky!
- Fold the square in half diagonally both ways.
- Working along the folds from the centre outwards, measure approximately one third of the way up along the line and make a mark.
- Cut from each corner down to the mark.
- Make a hole in every other corner and fold the corners with holes into centre.
- Secure with a split pin, then push the pin through the straw to attach the wheel to the stem.
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