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.
Paper pinwheels are an easy way to keep the kids engaged during the holidays in something that employs their creativity.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, you are not only guided pictorially through the building steps but also given ideas on different patterns and styles of 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.
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.
A paper windmill can be an interesting science project for kids. Add to that, the fun to watch it spin in the air.
Choose pretty designs of scrapbook paper to make the craft piece attractive. Templates will help you in the process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 the tops of straws to enable free spinning.
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.
Combine yellow, orange, blue, green and red miniature pinwheels to form a beautiful wreath.
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.
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.
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.
Pinwheel flowers look vivacious when done with patterned scrapbook paper. A button hot glued to the center of each make quite a charming statement.
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.
Proper folding of decorative scrapbook paper, stapling the different sections together and using masking tape to attach to a wall can go into the making of this beautiful wedding project.
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.
Published on September 26th 2016 by Peyton Derrida