Works for me…Lets make Pinwheels!

 Many of you may be racking your brain for crafts to do with your children.  Why don’t you make pinwheels. It’s easy, fun and cheap–this paper craft works for me!  When finished you can put it on a bike, let it blow in a fan, and if your lucky enough to have a cool breeze; just let turn in the breeze.

Lets make a Pinwheel!

You will need:

  • construction paper
  • markers, crayons, colored papers
  • needle
  • thread
  • bead or sequin
  • pencil or stick







   Step 1              step 2       

            step 3       step 4

 step 1: Begin with any size square. Have fun – mix and match different colored papers, and decorate as you choose.

step 2: Make cuts in from all four corners, cutting only halfway.

step 3: Bend the marked corners shown to the center.

step 4: Thread a bead or sequin onto a straight pin and carefully press the pin through the center paper points. Continue pressing through the back of the pinwheel, add a second bead or sequin to the pin and press the point firmly into a stick or pencil.

 *After you finish constructing your pinwheel, explain to your child how the wind catches the paper to makeit spin.  Remember have lots of fun!!! To see what works for other bloggers check out Works for Me Wednesday hosted by RocksinmyDryer.

Kalisha and Reneca


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