Lightly draw a diagonal line from each
corner of the paper to the opposite corner, forming an "X". Measure ¾"
from the center point out on each of the four lines and mark this point.
Cut along each line, stopping at that mark. You can erase the pencil
marks if you desire.
Use the your rubberstamps to decorate both sides of the cardstock. Be
creative and think about how your design might look when the pinwheel is
spinning. Note: To assemble the pinwheel, younger children may
need assistance from an adult.
Look at the square and see the triangles
formed when you cut the slits. Take the right point of a triangle and
bring to the middle of the square without creasing the cardstock. Take
the Colored Ball head pin and pierce through the tip about ¼" from the
edge. Take the right point of the next triangle and repeat. Repeat with
the last 2 triangles. The cardstock should resemble a pinwheel.
Pierce the head pin through the middle of
the square. Place two 6mm facet beads onto the pin. Pierce the pin
through the pencil eraser going all the way through. Test your pinwheel
to see if it spins and adjust pin if necessary. Use the wire cutters to
snip the excess of the pin off. Push the cut end of the pin into the