Today’s tutorial is called Polka Dot Decorative Pinwheels. It’s a great craft for adults & children.
When I think of the weather getting nice & spring coming, I think of kids sitting outside blowing pinwheels in the wind.
Although the ones I’m sharing today don’t spin, they are great for decorations. You could use these “pinwheels” to decorate for holidays & various parties too. Wouldn’t these be great on your Easter table or in a Mother’s Day arrangement? With the kids involved, these make a nice touch. Ours are currently in vases/flower arrangements around the house right now. I’m hoping to make these again come 4th of July.
Here is what you need:
Cardstock cut to size (Ours are 6×6 but you could do any size as long as both sides are the same length, making a perfect square) paint, wine corks, hot glue gun, buttons, tape, sticks
First paint your “polka dots.” This is where your child comes in play.
Puts some drops of paint down & let them dip their wine cork in the paint, then on the paper.
Once you got the design you want, let them dry completely.
Once dry, fold your sheet of paper into a triangle. Just like the picture above.
Then fold one more time.
Now open up your piece of paper. Next cut along the folded lines, leaving some space uncut in the middle.
Flip over your paper, leaving the design on the bottom. Put some hot glue in the center of your paper. Working quickly, gently bend the pieces in toward the middle (like you see above) adding more hot glue to keep it secure.
Hot glue your button to the center.
Once the hot glue is dry & the pieces are secure, you will want to add your stick.
Take a piece of tape & secure your stick (I used a kebab stick) to the back of your pinwheel.
Now you are done & ready to put them on display.