Pinwheels - FamilyEducation


Pinwheels are colorful, easy to make, and fun for your kids to play with.


  1. Paper
  2. Long dressmaking pin
  3. Penny
  4. Pencil with eraser or cardboard hanger tubes (used by drycleaners)
  5. Crayons or felt pens


Cut the paper into a square shape six inches by six inches. If using plain paper, now is the time to apply decorations with crayons or felt pens. Draw diagonal lines, corner to corner. Trace around a penny in the center of the diagonal lines. Remove penny and then cut along the diagonals from each corner to the edge of the circle in the center. Fold (without creasing) each corner into the center and fasten together with the pin. Stick the pin firmly into the top of the eraser of the pencil or cardboard tube top. Hold the pinwheel in the wind or run with it, and watch how it spins.