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How To Make Pinwheels|Easy Paper Craft

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Do you want to learn how to make pinwheels so that you can teach the kids? This papercraft for kids is one easy peasy craft project.

Its a craft that the kids will love, right up there with corner bookmarks and paper plate crafts,

I was looking for a fun and easy craft to keep my little one busy, so I decided to teach her how to make pinwheels.

How To Make Pinwheels

This papercraft was such a simple craft for kids, and this one is an amazing paper craft to exercise those fine motor skills.

I was looking for a fun and easy, simple craft to keep my little one busy, so I decided to teach her how to make pinwheels. #fun #stepbystep #pinwheels #forkids

If you are looking for more papercraft ideas make sure you keep following because I have plans for some great crafts involving paper and so much more.

Even though these pinwheels don’t have moving parts, learning how to make pinwheels is a great step by step paper craft for kids using colored paper.

What activities develop fine motor skills?

The folding the diagonal lines when learning how to make pinwheels are great for helping to develop them. So is paper rolling, and paper weaving but that’s something we will have to talk about later.

It helps to coordinate the small muscles involved with using the hands and fingers. Lots of easy paper crafts are great for the development of motor skills.

yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel

What are some good paper craft ideas for children?

I have loved crafting my entire life and it all started when I was just a little girl. They started simple and I grew up and into more complex crafts. Below are a few good paper crafts for children.

This paper pinwheel is easy enough for the little ones to do. So is this simple rainbow papercraft is an awesome craft to also teach colors as they go along. 

Paper crafts are super fun for the kids, wether you’re a preschool or kindergarten teacher, or even if you have little ones at home!

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Looking for more paper crafts?

Check out the papercrafts tab above, there are tons! Some of my favorites are my Easy Bouquet Out Of Construction Paper Flowers and this Paper Flower Wreath too!

yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel
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How To Make Pinwheels

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

I was looking for a fun and easy craft to keep my little one busy, so I decided to teach her how to make pinwheels. I was looking for a fun and easy craft to keep my little one busy, so I decided to teach her how to make pinwheels.

Materials

  • 4 pieces colored or patterned scrapbook paper
  • glue stick
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • 2 colored buttons

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Using 2 equal-sized square papers blue and yellow paper on a white background
  2. Glue both pieces together one over another, and allow the glue to dry square yellow paper
  3. Place the paper diagonally. Fold in half horizontally, then open the fold. Then fold it in half again this time fold it vertically
  4. Make cuts halfway towards the center on all four points, along with creases yellow and teal and pink paper for pinwheel
  5. Take the top points and bring them towards the center. yellow and teal and pink paper for pinwheel Then glue it to the center.
  6. Move to the second point, and take the right cut area and glue it to the middle yellow and teal and pink paper for pinwheel
  7. Glue all 4 right points of the pinwheel to the center
  8. Take a button and glue it on the middle of the pinwheel yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel
  9. Take a popsicle stick and glue the popsicle stick on the back of the pinwheel

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