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How To: Spinning Pinwheel

Does the wind spin a pinwheel? Or is the pinwheel really calling the shots? Make this party-perfect paper pinwheel and find out!

Materials:
2 notes from a Post-it Notes in 4 x 4 in size, thumb tack or pin, dowel rod, scissors

Estimated Time:
5min


Education

01

Front and Back
Take two notes and stick them together, so there’s a pattern on each side.

02

Crease It
Fold both squares diagonally in each direction, and unfold. Cut along each crease two-thirds of the way into the square’s center

03

Pin the Leaves
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.

04

Stick the Landing
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!

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