In this previous post I featured a pinwheel on one of the presents I wrapped
I am going to show you how to make one.
1. First you need to take your coloured paper or card and cut a long strip from it. The thickness and length of the card will determine how big your pin wheel is. Your strip will need to be a lot longer than it is thick to make sure it will form a complete circle.
2. Next fold your strip back and forth as if you were making a paper fan. I did the folds about 1 inch thick. (If your strip isn’t long enough once folded just make another the same thickness and join the ends together).
6. Using your glue or sellotape again, attach the paper circle to the front of the pinwheel in the middle. If your pin wheel is a made with card it might keep pinging out in the centre like a little tepee tent so if the back is not going to be seen I recommend using some tape across the back to secure it flat.
Note: My pinwheel was quite large and I found the centre did not join together as neatly as I wanted when I had finished step 3, therefore I threaded some yarn through each fold in the centre and pulled it closed then tied the yarn, cut the ends and hid them in a crease.
You can decorate these pinwheels however you want, try using different colours of card and paper and you can even hole punch the outer folds of the pinwheel or add embellishments to add more interest to it.