Hello there! It is officially spring–and I am excited to share a fun little tutorial that I recently created for HGTV.com‘s kid craft section. This is a super simple little project, perfect for bringing a child joy or just as a cluster of springtime decor. What I love most about these wheels is that they will actually spin when you’re all finished!!
Materials & Tools:
wooden pencils with erasers
straight pearl sewing pins
needle nosed pliers
colorful cardstock or double-sided paper (available at your local scrapbooking store)
Step 1 :Bend pins
Cut paper into 4×4″ squares. (Tip: 5×5″ makes a slightly larger, equally cute pinwheel.) Make 4 diagonal cuts toward the center. Stop at least half an inch shy of the center.
Place paper on table and fold points to the left of each cut toward the center. Hold firm with your forefinger.
Step 4 : Assemble with pin
Press pin through center of folded pinwheel, being careful to catch all 4 corners. Gently guide paper around the bend of pin, pushing the pinwheel to the pearl end. Next, firmly press the pointed end of pin straight down into the soft pencil eraser.
Now give it a spin! For a weather-resistant variation, try using oilcloth or laminated paper and enjoy your pinwheel in the great outdoors!