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Does this remind you of carnivals too?
Pinwheels are some of my absolute favourite toys. And they're surprisingly easy to make! Six easy steps and the job's done!

If you're curious about the paper, it can be made by spraying paint with a toothbrush.

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  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a square and draw lines joining opposite ends with a pencil.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut along the drawn lines till the centre. Stop when you are about a centimetre away from the central point.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add a little glue on the right corners of each triangle. Fold these corners to the middle and stick them. These need to overlap.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Insert a pin through the central point where all 4 flaps meet.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put a small piece of double sided tape on one end of the straw and put a small piece of paper on top of it. This is to make sure the tape does not stick to anything, while holding the straw in place. You can also twirl some ribbon on the straw.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make A Pinwheel! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Push the pin through the tape and slightly out of the straw. Put another piece of tape at the end, to ensure the pin doesn’t poke anyone.

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