Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Mighty Pinwheel

Ah, yes, the mighty pinwheel. How it has entertained millions for many years. I decided to give it a go today.

I whipped three pinwheels up in less than ten minutes (it helps to be a paper hoarder and to have tons, literally, of paper on hand - especially scraps). An easy craft, suitable for all ages, whether you are a bona fide 'crafter' or not these babies are simple!

I cut mine using my Silhouette (read fancy papercrafting cutting machine that cost an arm and a leg me a pretty penny) because I'm lazy like that, but you can easily print a template of the good ole internet and cut the form out with any old pair of scissors. Good craft for kids I think. Below are just three of the template and directions sites I found when I googled Pinwheels:

There are many such sites I am sure, but I think the above will more than suffice.

So, what did I do with my pinwheels? Well, the avid photographer in me took them on a photo shoot of course!

In the Pot plants
By the Wheelbarrow
In the bush!
And in the house...

I even gave them a good ole exercising! Phew!

Would love to see the pinwheels you make, drop me an e-mail with a picture or two :)

Happy Weekend!



  1. Looks like you are having fun. I have to confess everytime I see one of these I have to blow and watch them turn.

    P.S Are you cold? Looks like you are wrapped up for a trip in the winter weather.

  2. Pretty pretty :D
    Looks warmer at your place than here btw.

  3. Now you just need a soft breeze! Lovely job!


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