Pinwheels are so reminiscent of our childhoods and are a brilliant project to get your own children involved with making. They may look complicated, but they actually start as just a square piece of card or paper! This on-trend watermelon design is fresh and bright, and great fun to colour too, making it an ideal introduction to the crafting world. Check out Sarah Jackman-Read’s tutorial below, and learn how to create your own paper pinwheel to add colour to your garden this summer.
You Will Need:
Trim white card to 12cm square, then use the template provided to cut slits from the corners, and punch holes in the correct places.
Colour one side with a bright green marker pen. Add lines with a darker green pen, starting by a slit in the centre then carrying on down to the hole in the corner. Repeat all the way around.
Turn the card over, then colour with a bright pink marker pen. Add ‘pips’ with a black marker pen, adding them downwards from a corner without a hole towards the centre. Repeat all the way around.
With the pink side facing upwards, bring a corner with a hole down on top of the central hole. Bring the other three corners down then push a brad through all the holes to secure.
Flatten the end of a paper straw then punch a hole through it.
Push the brad in the pinwheel through the straw then flatten the brad ends, keeping it loose so the pinwheel can move freely.
Now your colourful watermelon paper pinwheel is complete, it’s time to head outside and bring it to life in the breeze!
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