How to Make a Paper Pinwheel

Zo maak je een papieren windmolentje

Do you remember them from the past, the pinwheels you folded from paper and that spun so nicely when you blew against them? I still love them, so I made a few with Anne the other day. It’s actually not difficult at all, and they look so cheerful. That’s why I’d like to show you how to make a paper pinwheel.

Here’s what you need:

  • Square paper
  • Thumbtack or small nail
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Wooden stick or twig
  • Button or bead

How to make a paper pinwheel:

  1. Fold the paper diagonally in half and cut from the corners towards the center. Then fold four corner points towards the center.
  2. Insert a thumbtack through the center and pin it to the back on a stick or twig.
  3. Glue a pretty button or bead onto the thumbtack.

I’ve drawn it out for you below to make it easier.

papieren windmolentje

Tip: Fill a small flower pot with sand and stick a few pinwheels in it. It looks lovely on the windowsill.

The fun part is that you can easily add your own touch by drawing or painting on the paper. You can also decorate the stick uniquely. I’m curious to see the beautiful creations you make with this DIY tip. Click here to take a look at my other crafting projects.

Love, Daphne

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