With 4 kiddos I can’t supervise each one at the same time, so we didn’t measure, didn’t use a template…quick and dirty was the name of this pinwheel making game.Supplies: scissors, paper, brads
The optional supply is the hole punch, you can easily punch brads threw the paper, but I have this ultra-tiny punch so I put it to use.
We used scrapbook paper (12x12) for the big pin wheels. Gluing two pages wrong sides together gave our pin wheels a bit more character:
Here’s the quick and dirty:
punch holes (or brads) thought the (same) corners of each “ triangle”,
feed the brads through each hole and through the center point, open the prongs....
TADA! You have a pin wheel!
After making a few Missy M decided we needed to make some smaller ones. For these I just cut the scrapbook paper into quarters and let them go at it. Some of my “fancy” paper scissors came out and the kids made pinwheels with scalloped and zig-zaged edges.
I haven’t been doing much sewing lately, but I do have a number of projects in the works! Right now I’m enjoying the sunshine in the Seattle area, but the next rainy day will find me back in my sewing room working on back to school fashions and a fabulous (I hope) new leather bag!