Hello Pebbles friends! Marcia back today with another craft you can do with your kids. When I was little, my Mom showed me how to make a pinwheel. Pinwheels are fun. You can play with them. Learn about wind. Even use them to decorate with. You probably already have all the supplies you need at home too.
They look awesome in a vase. You could even use them for party favors.
Change the paper and you get completely different looks. I used different pattern papers from the Pebbles Sun & Fun collection.
Here is how you can make them too.
a long stemmed brad.
1 Select your pattern paper. You want the front and back to coordinate well as you will see both sides. It’s ok to use a paper pad even where the back side is white. Cut the paper into a 6″x6″ square. Draw a line lightly in pencil diagonally from corner to corner, and repeat with the other corners. Then measure from each corner along the line and make a mark at 2 1/2″.
2. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the square where the 2 lines intersect. Then make 4 more holes just to the left of each corner near the edge.
3. Using a scissors, cut up from each corner following the penciled line to the pencil marking 2 1/2″. Erase the penciled lines.
Take the brad and insert it through the corner holes one at a time. Then insert it through the hole in the middle.
After you push the brad through the straw, open up the brad prongs, leaving enough space so you can still turn the pinwheel.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ll try making pinwheels with your kids too.
Sun & Fun Patterned papers