Making paper pinwheels is a fun way to spend a Spring day. Maybe it’s raining outside and your kids can’t enjoy the outdoors. This tutorial will help pass the time and allow them to express their creativity with a fun paper craft too!
I always enjoyed pinwheels when I was a child. Seeing their bright and colorful shapes spinning fast in a circle was just magical. They are perfect for decorating in the Spring, with the temperatures warming up so you can enjoy the breeze that makes them spin.
Read on to find out how easy making paper pinwheels really is – and then make some with your kiddos!
Making Paper Pinwheels Spring Craft Tutorial
- Card stock (at least 2 colors)
- Paper straw
- Colorful buttons
- Glue stick
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches x 11 Inches, Pastel Assortment, 100 SheetsOutside the Box Papers Pastel Stripe Paper StrawsBlumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Basic Buttons Assorted SizesVastar Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pieces Melt Glue Sticks Melting Adhesive Glue Gun Kit
- Measure cut 2 – 5″x5″ or as small or big as you’d like) different pieces of cardstock
- Glue your paper squares together, especially along the edges
- Measuring out the center of your paper and draw a line from each corner to the center and Cut your paper along the drawn lines working your way to the center (don’t cut all the way to the center, leave about 1 1/2″)
- Now carefully hot glue the bottom corner of each flap to the center of the pinwheel.
- Glue your button to the center and a paper straw to the back
Displaying your Paper Pinwheels is really fun. You can put them in a short vase with some flowers, or DIY your own container from a Mason Jar. The options are endless, and your child’s creativity will really be put to the test when making Paper Pinwheels!