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Simple Spinning Pinwheels in Se7en Steps…

September 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Welcome to our week of simple goodies before Hood #8 arrives, now there is bit of optimism for you!!! This weeks craft was inspired by Ordinary Life Magic and their beautiful Pinwheels for Peace. This is what you are aiming for:

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Let’s Meet the Players:

  • A sheet of paper per pinwheel, we used a piece of colored paper as well,
  • Wax crayons, we used only white ones,
  • Watercolor paints,
  • Lick and stick paper, we had some lying around,
  • A wooden Skewer,
  • A thumbtack.

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: We started with printer paper and mad it square by folding a triangle over and snipping along the straight line. Then we folded our squares to find the centre before we began working.

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Fold, fold, fold, snip, snip, snip. And ready to go:

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Step 2: We started with white crayons and a did a bit of waxing and invisible patterning.

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Step 3: Out came the watercolors:

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And we painted away:

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Step 4: We placed our paintings on colorful card because they were a bit flimsy in places… and folded them again to be sure of the middle point.

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Snip about two thirds along the fold lines towards the center point:

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And you will have a pile of pinwheels almost good to go:

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Step 5: But that wasn’t enough, we decided to decorate the backs as well. We used lick and stick paper…

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Chopped it into little triangles…

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And made stained glass windows on the back of our pinwheels.

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Step 6: You will need a wooden skewer and a thumbtack for each pinwheel. Fold every other corner to the center of the pinwheel and pin them onto the skewer.

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And before you know it you will have a bunch of pinwheels…

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Step 7: Finally we took them outdoors to plant them in the garden…

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That’s it – easy as can be… and decorating any old way makes this project as easy or as hard as you want it to be.

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