Make a Pinwheel

July 1, 2010

Going old-school with Macaroni Made this week with homemade Pinwheels.  

Great for 4th of July!

You’ll need:

heavy-ish paper like construction paper (colored, or white and you can have your kids decorate it

a pencil with eraser




First, print out the pattern found here

Cut out the outside Square.  Place the square over the construction paper and trace the square. 

Cut out the square from the construction paper. 

Keep the pattern and the new square together and cut the dotted lines to the edge of the circle.

Poke a hole with the thumbtack in each of the dots so you know where they are located on the construction paper. 

Remove the template. 

Now fold each corner so that the dots match the center dot. 

Glue the now overlapping corners to the center and let dry. 

Carefully push the thumbtack through the center and then into the eraser of the pencil. 

Allow some room between the paper and the eraser so the pinwheel can spin. 

Give a wave and watch it spin!