Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pinwheel DIY

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This cute, colored pinwheel is great for playing outside whenever nice weather comes around. This DIY project requires very little material and is a fun task for kids (with a mother's help!).

Level: Easy
Creation time:
Less than 1h



  • Plastic file dividers in different colors
  • Colored straws
  • Colored beads
  • Wooden chopsticks or gardening stakes
  • Small flat-headed studs
  • Glue


  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hammer


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  • Draw a square on a file divider and cut it out.

  • Pierce the four corners and the middle and cut along the lines as indicated on the drawing below.

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  • Cut the straws into 1-cm (3/8-inch) pieces and slide them onto the chopsticks, alternating the colors as you do so.

  • Paste glue onto the outer edges of the square.

  • Form the pinwheel by folding the four corners one after the other toward the center.

  • Put a stud with a bead on it through the center of the pinwheel.

  • Follow this with a second bead on the opposite side.

  • Gently hammer together to complete the pinwheel.

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Source: "Et moi alors dans tout ├ža !" ("And me, too, in all that!")
Translation: Emma-Jane


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