Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
Colorful pinwheels whirl with just the slightest breeze (or puff!). They are fun to play with indoors or out—and even more fun to make!
How We Did It
When you are done decorating your paper, use scissors to make a small cut at every corner. Make the cut about 3-inches long towards the center of the paper.
If you want to reinforce the strength of the paper, cut a smallish circle out of the scraps, and poke a pin into the center of it.
Beginning at one corner and alternating at every corner, bend the paper up and carefully poke the pin through underside. (You may need grownup help with this).
When four corners are tucked in the pin, poke the end of the pin through the center of the pinwheel and into the eraser of the pencil.