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How To Make Paper Pinwheels Craft

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This paper pinwheel craft is a fun paper craft to do in the spring and summer months. Once you’ve learned how to make this cute craft project, you can teach the kids.

Its a craft that the kids will love, right up there with this corner bookmarks and other paper crafts. The only thing is these aren’t the pinwheels that will spin. But they are still super fun, you can attach them to a pencil eraser for an adorable pencil topper.

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, simple craft to keep my little one busy, so I decided to teach her how to make pinwheels. #fun #stepbystep #pinwheels #forkids

How To Make Pinwheels

What you need for this project

  • double sided paper for double color pinwheels or some type of paper for crafts
  • popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • buttons

To put your pinwheel together, you’re going fold down the center of a square piece of paper and fold the corners to the middle of the paper. Overlapping corner to corner.

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

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.

yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel

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.

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!

Looking for more paper crafts like these paper pinwheels?

Color Me Crafty offers so many cool paper Crafts for kids. Check them all out in the paper Crafts section of the blog. Don’t forget to switch up the colors to make this a cool 4th of July craft too.

Easy Paper Crafts For Kids | Free Printables

yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel
Yield: 2

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

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. Make cuts halfway towards the center on all four points, along with creases yellow and teal and pink paper for pinwheel
  4. Take the top points and bring them towards the center. yellow and teal and pink paper for pinwheel Then glue it to the center.
  5. 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
  6. Glue all 4 right points of the pinwheel to the center
  7. Take a button and glue it on the middle of the pinwheel yellow and teal and pink paper pinwheel
  8. Take a popsicle stick and glue the popsicle stick on the back of the pinwheel

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