These pinwheels (this post is a transatlantic mash-up), are soo easy to make for two reasons: 1 I've provided you with print-and-cut templates. 2 They are constructed with the brilliant new pinwheel attachments kit from WRMK. The pinwheel attachment kits come with easy-assembly hardware and a choice of candy-stripe straw in six colours. Very affordable, too. What a great idea!
Here is your free printable pinwheel template:
Summer Swirls Pinwheel/Windmill
2 You can make up the pinwheel with sails in contrasting colours, or the same colours. Lay the sails on a flat surface, white side up. Interlace the sails, as shown in the picture above.
3 Push the centre spoke onto the main piece of the WRMK pinwheel attachment. Slip the inter-leaved pinwheel head onto the centre spoke.
4 Thread the arms of each pinwheel sail onto the centre spoke, as shown above. When all 8 arms are in place, push on the end cap. The flower is attached to the end cap with a bit of d/s tape.
If you prefer, you can make a simple pinwheel using only one of the sails.
Your pinwheel is finished and ready to go. Give it a spin - it twirls speedily and smoothly!
Making these pinwheels is so easy and fun, you'll want to make a windfarm!
Spin doctor: if you tie on a ribbon to flutter in the breeze, tie it onto pinwheel handle, clearing the pinwheel head, not the hardware. You don't want to prevent free-spinning.
Remember that pinwheels are made with small pieces and are unsuitable for children under 3.