Pinwheel Paper Craft: Creative Activity For Kids

If you’re going to the beach or the terrace for some breeze, take a paper pinwheel along! The more the colours and patterns, the better the effect of this pinwheel paper craft! It’s very easy to make and is perfect for the summer.

This activity will:

  • Improve your child’s coordination
  • Teach him/her about air movement
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: Medium

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Creative, Fine Motor, Curiosity

Materials You’ll Need:
  1. Coloured paper
  2. Toothpick
  3. Straw
  4. Glue
  5. A pair of scissors
Instructions for Pinwheel Paper Craft Activity:
  1. Cut out a square from a coloured A4 sheet.
  2. Fold the paper diagonally, unfold it, and repeat from the other corner.
  3. On each folding mark, measure the centre.
  4. Cut from the outside towards the mark on each folding.
  5. Stick every alternate fold at the centre of the square.
  6. Make a hole in the centre and insert a toothpick.
  7. Stick the other end of the toothpick to the tip of a straw.

Face the wind and watch the magic!

You can also add patterns and colours on the pinwheel for a mesmerising effect!

If your child enjoyed this activity, then he/she is sure to love our Jr. Colour Scientist box—filled with creative and artistic activities for preschoolers!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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