Make an effective pinwheel without the pin!
These pinwheels are great fun to play with or, if it’s a windy day, hold one outside and watch it spin!
Super easy and fun.
You will need :
- 12 x 12cm Thin Card/Construction paper
- Hole Punch
- Sticky Tape
- Bendy Straw
How to make it…
- Fold your square of card in half at the corners both ways and unfold.
- Cut slits from the corners ¾ of the way in towards the middle.
- At each of the four corners, punch a hole in the left point only so you have four holes.
- Punch a hole in the centre of the square.
- Take a bendy straw and bend it to a right angle.
- Slot the piece of card over the short end of the straw.
- Pull one point to the centre of the card and thread the hole over the straw. Tape down.
- Repeat until all four points are joined in the centre.
- Remove the straw and widen the holes with a pencil so the wheel will spin easily.
- Replace the wheel on the straw and stop it from falling off the end with a piece of plasticine. See steps in photos.
- You might need to use a pencil and plasticine to put a hole in the centre if your hole punch won’t reach far enough.
- For a sturdier pin wheel, use staples instead of tape when fastening the four corners to the centre
- Cover the tape or staples by cutting a small circle from coloured paper, punching a hole in the centre and gluing it to the centre of the wheel.
- Make multicoloured pin wheels by using two sheets of construction paper in different colours.