Craft corner: How to make paper pin wheels

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  • Looking for an easy weekend project? Paper pin wheels are a super simple and cheerful make. Use them to liven up a shelf or table display, or why not make a variety of different colours and sizes and place them around your child’s bedroom.A simple pin wheel is also a great craft idea for your kids to make. As with all kid’s craft projects it’s important to supervise them at all stages during the making process.

    Watch our Craft Corner video and follow the simple-step-by-step instructions to make these cheery pin wheels
    Step 1: Draw a square onto a piece of double sided patterned paper
    Step 2: Cut out square
    Step 3: Fold diagonally in both directions
    Step 4: Mark 3cm out from the centre point
    Step 5: Cut along folds to marked points
    Step 6: Fold each alternate corner into the centre and pin
    Step 7: Push pin into a straw
    Step 8: Make loads!
    Step 9: Blow and have fun!
    Step 10: Display on a wooden block

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