When I was a little girl, I used to watch a show called Pinwheel. The theme song went something like this: ”Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I’ve found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been? Hello, how are you, and may I come in?” Do you remember this song? Did you watch the show? To this day, whenever I see a child blowing on a pinwheel or pass one in a store, I sing that little song. Ah, good times. In honor of my reminiscing, here’s a cheap, simple pinwheel you can make on your own, and feel free to sing along as you do.
You will need:
First, fold a piece of paper diagonally. Keep your paper folded in a triangle. Fold it again, into a smaller triangle.
Now unfold the paper, so it looks like a square. Your paper will have crease lines in an “X” shape.
Cut about 3/4 the way up towards the center of the paper on each fold line and hole punch a hole in each corner of your paper.
Now, bring each corner with a hole in it towards the center of the paper. You will start to see the pinwheel shape taking form.
Once you’ve gathered all of the hole punched corners to the center, put the brad through the center to hold them down.
Finally, open the brad and wrap it around the tip of the bamboo skewer to attach your pinwheel to its handle.
The last step is to pray for wind so that you don’t spend the rest of the day blowing the pinwheel straight into light-headed bliss just for the delighted giggles of your kiddos.
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