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How to Make Paper Pinwheels {35 DIYs}

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Paper pinwheels form an enduring element of your wall décor. When made with bright colored papers having patterns on them they are quite an eye-catcher. Try making them with double sided paper and cash on the fun of the craft piece. You will be happily surprised to know that the supplies can easily be found at home and local craft or hardware stores.

 

A Cool Pinwheel

Paper pinwheels are an easy way to keep the kids engaged during the holidays in something that employs their creativity.

Pinwheel

Pinwheel

Lovely Pinwheels

In just a few minutes you can make these decorations that suit Easter, spring and birthday parties. A hot glue gun, straws and bright colored paper should see you through the activity.

Pinwheels

Pinwheels

Pencil Pinwheel Guide

Double sided paper cut into a 5”X5” or 4”X4” square go into the making of a cute pinwheel that is fixed to the rubber end of a pencil in the last step.

How to Make a Pinwheel

How to Make a Pinwheel

Procedure for Making Pinwheels

In this tutorial, you are not only guided pictorially through the building steps but also given ideas on different patterns and styles of pinwheels.

How to Make Pinwheels

How to Make Pinwheels

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

These paper pinwheels are ideal for spring. You can scatter them amidst a vase full tulips and daisies for an unconventional look. The size of the cardstock papers used is 5-inch square.

Paper Pinwheels

Paper Pinwheels

Cheery DIY Pinwheels

A brad is used to pierce holes at the corners of squares and fold them into pinwheel shapes that are later secured to vibrant paper straws.

DIY Pinwheels

DIY Pinwheels

Paper Windmill for Preschool

A paper windmill can be an interesting science project for kids. Add to that, the fun to watch it spin in the air.

Paper Windmill

Paper Windmill

Paper Windmill Step By Step

Choose pretty designs of scrapbook paper to make the craft piece attractive. Templates will help you in the process.

How to Make a Paper Windmill

How to Make a Paper Windmill

Paper Pinwheel Instructions

This paper pinwheel tutorial requires you to make diagonal slits on a square sheet of paper and fold as per the instructions. A push pin or tack holds the vanes together and helps to attach the structure to a pencil. Have fun as your homemade pinwheel rotates in the wind.

How to Make a Paper Pinwheel

How to Make a Paper Pinwheel

Pinwheel Paper Craft

This cool craft can keep the kids engaged for hours. Being pretty simple it doesn’t require high skills, effort, much materials or time. A square paper piece, a bell pin and a pipe cleaner are all you need for making it.

Paper Pinwheel

Paper Pinwheel

Giant Paper Pinwheel DIY

Let children get creative this summer by inviting them to paint, stamp or draw on the craft paper before folding them into color popping large sized pinwheels. It will be pure pleasure to watch the pinwheels dance in the summer breeze. Don’t forget to pierce the corners and the centers of the windmills that enable proper construction.

DIY Paper Pinwheel

DIY Paper Pinwheel

Template for Paper Pinwheel

Let this template help you to cut out pinwheels that add to the 4th of July celebrations. It is good to use white, blue and red scrapbook paper for the beauties that are fixed to the tops of wooden rulers.

Paper Pinwheel Template

Paper Pinwheel Template

How to Make a Pinwheel Out Of Paper

This whirling windmill project is simple and can involve children of all ages. It is not only ideal for a classroom group activity but also plays the role of party favors and decorations with aplomb.

Easy Paper Pinwheel

Easy Paper Pinwheel

Paper Pinwheels That Spin

A thumbtack poked through a skewer, a sewing pin to gather the paper at the center and a few more intricacies help you make paper pinwheels that actually spin!

How to Make Paper Pinwheels That Spin

How to Make Paper Pinwheels That Spin

Tutorial for Creating Paper Pinwheel

A beautiful vintage trinket pin holds the vanes of this double sided paper pinwheel together. It is later used in attaching the windmill to a straw. Needle nose pliers help in bending the pin at the back of the structure.

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial

Pattern for Paper Pinwheel

Follow the pattern to craft pretty cupcake toppers for an awesome birthday party. We love how pearl pins have been bent to secure the spokes of the pinwheels. Their centers are later glued to tops of straws to enable free spinning.

Paper Pinwheel Pattern

Paper Pinwheel Pattern

Bouquet of Paper Pinwheels

Paper Pinwheel Bouquet

Paper Pinwheel Bouquet

Paper Pinwheel Bow Idea

Paper Pinwheel Bow

Paper Pinwheel Bow

Paper Pinwheel Centerpiece Design

Though this was originally made for Valentine’s Day, you just need to alter the colors and patterns of the papers to customize the centerpiece for baby showers, weddings and bridal showers. The windmills look stylish as Christmas ornaments.

Paper Pinwheel Centerpiece

Paper Pinwheel Centerpiece

Paper Pinwheel Garland without Pins

Paper Pinwheel Garland

Paper Pinwheel Garland

Handmade Paper Pinwheels for Halloween

Halloween Paper Pinwheels

Halloween Paper Pinwheels

Directions for Paper Pinwheel Mobile

Paper Pinwheel Mobile Tutorial

Paper Pinwheel Mobile Tutorial

Paper Pinwheel How-To Video and SVG

Paper Pinwheel SVG

Paper Pinwheel SVG

Wreath of Rainbow Paper Pinwheels

Combine yellow, orange, blue, green and red miniature pinwheels to form a beautiful wreath.

Paper Pinwheel Wreath

Paper Pinwheel Wreath

Hanging Pinwheels with Tissue Paper

Deck up your wedding by making these classy white hanging tissue paper pinwheels. The activity involves folding meticulously, cutting along the edges for a round shape, gathering and tying the different sets of folded paper with wool and lastly opening it out for achieving the desired structure. They are hung by strings that are attached by Sellotape or glue.

Tissue Paper Pinwheels

Tissue Paper Pinwheels

Decoration with Paper Pinwheels

The birthday décor rendered beautifully on an outdoor fence is the graceful contribution of a mix of tissue paper and paper flower pinwheels. For each paper windmill, 2 matching sheets of patterned scrapbook paper are accordion folded, folded in half and then cut to gain a rounded edge that suits a floral look. Designs are also cut at the junction of the folds for an ornamental look. More or less the same technique is applied for the tissue paper pinwheels DIY. You can also check out our tutorials on giant tissue paper flowers.

Paper Pinwheel Decorations

Paper Pinwheel Decorations

Stunning Paper Pinwheel Backdrop

Here is a great idea for a perfect background to your Christmas tree. Wrapping paper mini and jumbo pinwheels in red and gold! Paper plates have been cleverly used for providing additional support to the delicate parts.

Paper Pinwheel Backdrop

Paper Pinwheel Backdrop

Bright Paper Pinwheel Flower

Pinwheel flowers look vivacious when done with patterned scrapbook paper. A button hot glued to the center of each make quite a charming statement.

Paper Pinwheel Flower

Paper Pinwheel Flower

Gorgeous Paper Accordion Pinwheels

Pep up your bedroom walls at a pocket-friendly price with these colorful pinwheels that can be made out of your favorite assortment of scrapbook, cardstock or wrapping paper.

Paper Accordion Pinwheels

Paper Accordion Pinwheels

Paper Pinwheels for Wall Art

Proper folding of decorative scrapbook paper, stapling the different sections together and using masking tape to attach to a wall form the major steps of this wedding project.

Paper Pinwheel Wall Art

Paper Pinwheel Wall Art

Homemade Paper Doily Pinwheel

Paper Doily Pinwheel

Paper Doily Pinwheel

Vintage Paper Pinwheel Medallions

Paper Pinwheel Medallions

Paper Pinwheel Medallions

Unique Paper Pleated Pinwheel

Paper Pleated Pinwheel

Paper Pleated Pinwheel

Elegant Paper Pinwheel Fans

Paper Pinwheel Fans

Paper Pinwheel Fans

Paper Pinwheel Rosette Background

Paper Pinwheel Rosette

Paper Pinwheel Rosette

You may try out other ideas like building them from paper bags and paper napkins for a change. Kiddos, as well as grown-ups, are going to go gaga over this craft item that splashes color into the most morbid of surroundings.

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Published on September 26th 2016 by under Craft.

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