How To Make a Pencil Pinwheel

Tools and Materials:

  • 6"x6" square of construction paper
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Pushpin
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Step 1

 Gather the materials listed above.

Step 2

Fold the construction paper corner to corner.

Step 3

Fold it corner to corner again.

Step 4

Unfold. Your square should have four folds in it, as in the picture.

Step 5

Cut slits along the folded lines about halfway to the center of the paper.

Step 6

Insert pushpin into tip of one corner. Fold every other corner into the center, using the pushpin to gather each tip as you go.

Step 7

Push the pushpin into the center of the pinwheel.

Step 8

Push the pushpin into the side of the pencil eraser. Be careful not to push the pushpin out the other side of the eraser.

Step 9

Blow on your pinwheel and watch it spin!

Use caution if small children are making this project. I recommend safety scissors and adult supervision while making this craft.

Pinwheel is not for children 3 years and under. The pushpin could pose a choking hazard!


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