If you'd like to know how to make a pinwheel, you're in the right place.
Here's a quick and easy way to make a pinwheel that not only looks great but one which actually works! Yes, that's right ... it works!
Materials Required to Make A Pinwheel
- 1x piece of square construction paper
- 1x long pin
- 1x small bead
- 1x pencil with rubber on the end
Start with a square of paper.
Fold it in half.
Open the square again and then fold it in half in the opposite direction to the first fold. Open the square again. The paper should now have two diagonal fold marks on it.
Refold the square into a triangle again and cut along each fold line - stopping approximately 2.5 centimetres from the center of the square.
Unfold and then refold the triangle to do the second fold line.
The end result should be a square with diagonal cut lines - with the centre of the square intact and uncut.
Use the pin to make one hole in the corner of each segment of the pinwheel.
Ensure that you pin hole the same corner of each segment - ie. the right corners or the left corners.
Note: Pushing the pin into a rubber while doing this helps to protect fingers from being pricked.
Push the pin through each pinhole and then through the centre of the pinwheel so that the point emerges out the back.
Thread the end of the pin through the bead and then finally push it in the rubber end of the pencil.
You're now ready to play. Have fun!
David was absolutely thrilled to find out the pinwheel turned in the wind ... so was I! This pinwheel actually works and is not purely decorative!
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