A playful gift topper! This activity was featured on hello, Wonderful! Check out this beautiful collection of inspiring activities and interviews with makers: http://www.hellowonderful.co/post/KID—-S-ART-PAPER-PINWHEEL-CRAFT Materials Printout Cardstock or white printer paper A push pin with a ball at the end or a stick pin with a ball (the push pin is ideal) Dowel or new pencil Paint Paintbrush Scissors Smock Craft tray Decorative Option Bright copy paper Glue stick Buttons White glue or a glue gun (optional, we used one for speed) Directions Print the template. Paint your pinwheels. Once dry, glue your paper onto bright copy paper if you like. Allow to dry. Cut along the exterior lines and the lines coming in from the corners. Fold the corners in, poking your your pin through the small circles, with the one in the centre being last. Poke your pin through the eraser portion of the pencil. (If you use the push pin, which is ideal, push it sideways through the eraser. If you need to use a stick pin, have an adult bend it into a 90 degree angle before putting it into the top of the eraser.) We went with a more decorative option, gluing the triangular pieces to the middle of the square and then affixing a button on top. We then glued it to a dowel, with an adult using a (However, we should note, this option is stationary!) Attach your pinwheel to a springtime gift! Or pop in into the top of a cake! Purpose Learning how to make things out of paper. A pinwheel is a simple tool for indicating if the wind is blowing which could later lend to the study of the anemometers, wind vanes etc. Safety Notes Use scissors and stick pins with care & supervision. Wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect surfaces and your clothes. A glue gun should be used by an adult. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.