DIY Paper Pinwheels

DIY Paper Pinwheels

If you're looking for a craft that's equal parts simple and adorable, Camp Counselor Cindy has you covered! Check out her easy DIY Paper Pinwheels and get ready for the cutest pictures ever. 


  • 1 piece of colored or patterned paper (enough for a 6x6 inch square)
  • 1 straw or lead pencil with eraser tip
  • 1 push pin
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Cut paper into a 6x6 inch square. 
  2. Fold the paper diagonally so it turns into a triangle and gently crease.
  3. Repeat this with the opposite corners so that an ‘X’ is created on the square.
  4. Cut along the creases toward the center of the square, stopping about an inch from the center.
  5. Bend each corner into the middle and overlap the tips.
  6. Secure the tips in the center with tape. Push a pin through the center and through the end of a straw and bend the pin down if the pin is longer, or secure to the side of an eraser if the pin is shorter. This allows for the windmill to spin. (Picture shown has clasp in back of pin for safety purposes of photoshoot but windmill will not spin this way)
  7. Blow to spin! Enjoy!

Due to small pieces and sharp parts, make sure your child is supervised at all times when crafting or playing with windmill.


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