Happy 4th of July! Today, I’m going to show you a simple project – how to make your own pinwheel. A pinwheel is the perfect symbol of summer fun and freedom. This project takes about 15 minutes and requires a minimum of crafting supplies.
Here’s what you will need:
- Two 6” x 6” squares of paper. I used fun red white and blue polka dotted scrapbook paper patterns for the 4th of July.
- Paper cutter (optional – can also use larger scissors and a ruler to cut and measure the paper)
- Glue stick or stronger glue such as Tonbow or Aileen’s
- Pencil with eraser
- Ruler or measuring tape
- ¾ inch hole punch. If you don’t have one, a bottlecap will work well.
Here are the instructions:
- If you are using scrapbook paper, first measure and cut into 6” x 6” squares.
- Glue the two 6” x 6” pieces of paper together using glue stick or the stronger glue.
- Cut about 2 ¼” into each corner. Fold each corner over and stick down with a bit of glue.
- Using the ¾ inch hole punch, punch out a circle. Or, use a bottlecap and trace out a circle, then cut.
- Glue the circle into the middle of the pinwheel.
- Take a thumbtack and stick it through the middle of the pinwheel.
- Stick the thumbtack through the eraser of the pencil.
Voila! You have a simple lovely pinwheel.
An instructional video I found that made this incredibly simple is below. It’s a very easy tutorial, and with a really cute retro song to go with it.
Have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy your pinwheel!