Skip to content
Would you like to visit your local site?

Australia

We noticed you’re located in New Zealand. There isn't a local site available. Would you like to visit the Australian site?

Australia

Would you like to visit your local site?

Belgium

Would you like to visit your local site?

Canada

Would you like to visit your local site?

China

Would you like to visit your local site?

Italy

Would you like to visit your local site?

Mexico

Would you like to visit your local site?

Netherlands

Would you like to visit your local site?

UK

Would you like to visit your local site?

France

Would you like to visit your local site?

Japan

Skip to Navigation
Search

Paper Pinwheel

Print

Paper Pinwheel_Poster Frame
Loading Color Wheel

A summer favorite! Learn how to make a pinwheel out of patterned cardstock, then let the DIY Paper Pinwheel spin around & round.

Supplies:

Steps:

Hide Images
1
Paper Pinwheel_Step 01

1 Pick your favorite pattern of cardstock.

2
Paper Pinwheel_Step 02

2 Cut out a 6” x 6” section of cardstock.

3
Paper Pinwheel_Step 03

3 On the non-patterned side, create designs with stampers.

4
Paper Pinwheel_Step 04

4 With the stamped side facing up, fold the bottom right corner to the top left corner, creating a triangle. Unfold.

5
Paper Pinwheel_Step 05

5 Fold the bottom left corner to the top right corner, creating a triangle. Unfold.

6
Paper Pinwheel_Step 06

6 Cut a 3” slit from each corner toward the center.

7
Paper Pinwheel_Step 07

7 Punch a hole in the corner to the right of the first slit.

8
Paper Pinwheel_Step 08

8 Rotate counterclockwise and repeat until each side has a hole punch.

9
Paper Pinwheel_Step 09

9 Use brass fastener to create a small slit in center of cardstock.

10
Paper Pinwheel_Step 10

10 Fold punched corners to the center so holes overlap.

11
Paper Pinwheel_Step 11

11 Hold in place and insert brass fastener, flattening legs to hold pinwheel in place.

12
Paper Pinwheel_Step 12

12 Flatten the end of straw and punch hole 1/2” from the end.

13
Paper Pinwheel_Step 13

13 Place fastener through the hole in the straw and flatten legs to hold in place.

14
Paper Pinwheel_Step 14

14 Blow pinwheel & watch it spin!

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Keep brass fastener slightly loose to help pinwheel spin faster. 

Back to top