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How To Make A Paper Pinwheel - Toy Paper Windmill Kids Craft
Make A Paper Pinwheel
Pinwheel can be made from things you have at home. Pinwheel is a traditional toy that children of all ages can enjoy watching as it spins round and round. You do not need to buy anything new to make this fun craft paper pinwheel as most of the required materials you can find in your cupboard.
Pinwheel or toy paper windmill craft will bring so much fun to kids in the making process, as it encourages them to understand the process of trial and error as they work towards an end to any project in life.
Kids can decorate the paper to whatever colour they like. They can use colouring pencils, stickers, magazine cut out pictures or even their own pics.
The technique used in making pinwheel paper craft project is easy and simple and kids from five years on can do it with little supervision from an adult.
The only part you can look out for is the area of using pins. So be there to help or supervise as the case may be.
You can use any light paper or card, make sure to cut it to have a square shape.
Materials Used To Make Pinwheel
To get started in making a paper pinwheel, you will need to know what materials to use so that the pinwheel will be able to spin on its own. You will need:
- Lightweight card or paper
- A pin
- Unsharpened pencil with a rubber
- A straw
- A flat hard surface such as a table
Paper Pinwheel Instruction With Photos
Here is the step by step paper wheel tutorial :
Cut the paper or card to form a square
Draw two straight lines from the bottom to the top. The center is where the lines bisect.
You can then decorate the squares with any color. Your kids can use stickers, color pencils, cut out pictures from magazines or newspapers.
Draw two diagonal lines from bottom corners to top corners.
You should cut along the diagonal lines from the bottom corner towards the center and stop near the center.
Labeling the cut out lines will make it easy to lift and pin the appropriate edge.
Lift one of the pointed diagonal edges up just near the center and bring up one after the other and tuck them under the first one and use the pin to fix them.
To complete the wheel, press the pin through the center of the paper or card. And turn the pin round so that it can make space for free spinning.
You will need a separator that will allow the pinwheel to spin freely. So cut about one centimeter off the end of a straw, you can use a bead if you have one. Thread the pin through the small part of the cut out straw.
You can use any stick-like material or pencil with a rubber at the end. The rubber makes it easy to press the pin through without using hammer.
Press the pin into the pencil rubber. You can bend the pin or use another centimeter of straw to secure the end of the pin. Just use your imagination to see how it goes.
Your paper pinwheel or toy windmill is now ready to spin freely.
How To Make Pinwheel Tutorials
- How to Make a Pinwheel: 14 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow
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How to make pinwheel instructions
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