A while back I saw a pinwheel tutorial in a magazine I was flipping through. I really wanted to do these, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Since that time, I’ve seen a lot of pinwheel ideas fly by on lot of blogs and Pinterest. It has still kept my interest, and I’ve wanted to do it even though it seemed like everyone was doing it. So, today you get my own pinwheel tutorial.
The first thing you do is cut a piece of double sized paper into a perfect square. I chose to do a 6″ x 6″, which was a great size. Then, use a ruler to draw a line from one corner to the next. Then you do the other side so you get a big x. The next step is to measure 1/2″ out from the center and make a mark.
The next step is to cut from the corner to the mark you made at 1/2″ away from the center point. Do this from all four corners.
The next thing you do is to take scissors or a small hole punch and punch a hold in the center as well as one other corner of each triangle. I have the spots marked with a sharpie above so you can see what I mean.
The final step is to take a brad and poke it through one of the holes of one of the triangles. Then, pull up the next one and poke it through. Continue this process with every punched corner and then stick the brad through the center of the pinwheel and secure. The last thing I did was poke a hole in my paper straw and stuck the brad through there. These are decorative pinweels, and they unfortunately don’t blow around like a real one.
Abby did a bunch of these with me while the other kids were sleeping. She really could do a lot of this by herself, and the other stuff, we could do as a team.
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