Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Way #11: {Pin} Wheels Keep On Turnin'

Pinwheels are usually associated with summer, but I say poo on that.


They're just happy. And that is welcome any time of year. Especially birthday time.

Never made them before? Check out these simple directions. You can mix it up with construction paper, felt, fabric - whatever. Here I used 6" x 6" scraps glued (glued stick-ed? glue stuck?) back to back, and a pencil covered in watered down glue, then rolled in paper. Oh yeah - and a thumbtack.
(It'll turn if you twirl it with your finger, but not if you blow.)

(I don't know how else to word that without sounding naughty.)

(Something I never am.)

With four boys in the house, you know there's going to be a tweaked variation. A "man fan", if you will. This version is strictly decorative (translation= fast).

4" x 4" squares and hot glued flaps, followed by a button. Same polka dot paper, but now instead of cute, it's awesome. Dang awesome.


  1. Very awesome. I am loving this series...thanks for all the ideas!!

  2. Yeah, you're naughty all right. Twirlin' and blowin'. I thought this was a family-friendly blog. ;)

  3. About all your cards with letters, you print those or what? Where do you find all the cute fonts. I can do! this one, I think. Well, the man fan anyway. Thanks for the chuckles this morning.

  4. How long does it take you to wrap a gift? How do you organize all of your supplies? I like the idea of keeping scraps, but it becomes such an organizational nightmare.


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