Make a Pinwheel

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Pinwheels are a little tricky for preschool hands to make, but with your help, you'll be turning them out in no time.


Materials

  • Plain or construction paper
  • Crayons, markers, glitter, stickers, and other decorative items
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper fastener
  • Cardboard cut into a small circle
  • Straw, wooden dowel, or unsharpened pencil

Directions

  1. Have your child decorate a square piece of paper with crayons, markers, paint, glitter, stickers, and so on.
  2. Mark the center of the square and cut from each corner into the center, stopping one inch from the center.
  3. Fold every other point into the center and tape; make sure the decorated side of the paper is on the outside.
  4. Push a paper fastener through a small circular piece of cardboard, then through the center of the pinwheel.
  5. Fasten around a straw, wooden dowel, or unsharpened pencil.

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