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Paper flower pinwheel

By Stephanie Stanesby

This paper flower pinwheel will add a touch of spring to any room or whimsy to your garden. Such a simple “no-muss-no-fuss” papercraft it would be perfect for kid-made birthday pressie, a mother’s day keepsake or teacher appreciate gift!

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

The kids absolutely love playing with pinwheels, and it is always nice to make something that they want to play with afterwards, instead of just having a process based craft!

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

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Materials you need

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

2x 30cm green pipe cleaners
1 small ceramic flower pot
brown paper
8cm square green card
8cm square yellow card
3.5cm square orange card
paper fastener
glue stick/double sided tape
scissors
Download the paper flower template

We usually use recycled paper and card stock from eco-craft.
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How to make your paper flower pinwheel

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Take one of your pipe cleaners and bend each end towards the centre and twist, to create your leaves.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Take the other pipe cleaner, bend it in half, twisting the two halves together, insert your leaves, part way down and leaving a loop at the top.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Cut out your yellow flower using the template. Glue on shaded area and overlap petals. Fold over the point at the back to make it flatter.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Cut out your orange flower centre using the template. Glue on shaded area and overlap edges. Fold over back slightly to create a boxy back to the centre.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Take your square of green card and cut from each corner on the diagonal leaving space in the middle as indicated on the template.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Fold the points towards the centre and glue.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Glue the yellow flower and orange flower centre on top.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Scrunch the brown paper into the ceramic pot and poke a hole in the centre with a pencil or pair of scissors.

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Push the paper fastener through the centre of the 3 card layers and through the loop of the pipe cleaner. Bend the legs of the paper fastener. Arrange your paper flower pinwheel (s).

Blooming marvelous!

Variations

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Add googly eyes and a pipe cleaner bow tie, for a ‘dappy daffy’ paper flower pinwheel

paper flower pinwheel craft by Stephanie Stanesby of MollymooCrafts.com

Make a large scale version to use as a decoration!

Make sure to follow MollyMoo’s Simple Kids Craft board on Pinterest for ooooodles more craft and activity inspiration.

And stay tuned for more gorgeous crafts from Stephanie xx



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3 Responses to “Paper flower pinwheel”

  1. jet says:

    cute, lovely idea, thank you for the sharing and the tute;-D

  2. Rachel says:

    what a cute craft! I would like to try something like this with some kraft paper I have.

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