How to Make a Pinwheel
Download full instructions from our Carnival Director,Clare O’Hara, on how to make these colour and fun Pin Wheels
You will need:
First we need to stick the two pieces together with a glue stick:
Now, like us, your paper is probably a rectangle shape. You need a square. This is easy to make through folding:
Now we’re going to fold the paper into a pin wheel shape:
Now we need to cut the square with scissors:
Along each of the folded lines, make a cut that goes half way to the centre of the paper.
Now fold the paper in half into a rectangle. Use scissors to cut a small hole right in the middle of the folded edge.
This will be what the pin goes through:
Now we make the wheel!
If you used a paper pin fastener, you can use sticky tape to stick the gold fasteners to your stick.
Make sure you don’t stick it too tight – the wheel needs to be able to spin.
If you used a pin, you can simply push your pin firmly into the stick.
Congratulations! Your pin wheel is now ready to spin in the wind.
Where will you put it? In the window? In the garden? In a local park?
Time to admire your creation and share it with us.
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