How to make a pinwheel!
Pinwheels or windmills are often found in shops by the seaside and look great stuck in the top of a sandcastle... but did you know they are incredibly easy to make? I will show you how!
What you need:
1. Coloured Paper
3. Paper Pin Fasteners
5. Sharp Pointed Tool (any)
7. Hole Puncher
8. Blu Tac (optional)
How to make a pinwheel / windmill:
Take a sheet of coloured paper and fold corner of the paper to form a triangle.
Cut along the edges of the triangle.
Fold the triangle cutout into half to make a fold line.
Unfold and cut 2/3 way into the fold line.
Unfold the triangle into a square and you’ll see 2 corners with cuts.
Repeat these steps for the other 2 corners.
Punch holes on 4 flaps of the paper as shown.
Poke a hole in the middle of the paper using any sharp tool... even a pencil will do!
Use any sharp tool to poke a hole through the straw (near the end).
You may want to use some Blu while making the hole...
please don’t use your hand/fingers!
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).
Attach straw to pinwheel by placing the hole on the straw through the paper pin at the back of the pinwheel.
Display your pinwheel with pride!