Does the wind spin a pinwheel? Or is the pinwheel really calling the shots? Make this party-perfect paper pinwheel and find out!
2 notes from a Post-it Notes 4 in. x 4 in. size, thumb tack or pin, dowel rod, scissors
Take two notes and stick them together, so there’s a pattern on each side.
Fold both squares diagonally in each direction, and unfold. Cut along each crease two-thirds of the way into the square’s center.
Take on half of each point you just made, and bend gently to the center—you want an arc, not a sharp fold. Use the push-pin to hold the leaf points in place.
Now it’s time for the handle. Poke the pin into the dowel rod.
Pro tip: soak the dowel tip in water, and the pin won’t make the wood split.
And there you have it. Now find a gentle breeze, or make your own, and watch your pinwheel spin!