Updated: Jul 17, 2020
These pinwheels are so festive and cute! They are perfect for dressing up your outdoor planters or window boxes or arranging in vases or other containers for a great pop of red, white and blue!
🔲 craft paper or cardstock in 4th of July colors or patterns
🔲 wooden skewers or small dowels
🔲 buttons (we didn't have buttons so we used pom poms) or brads (only needed if you want them to spin)
🔲 hot glue gun
Start by cutting your paper into 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch squares.
Use a ruler or other straightedge to draw a light pencil line from one corner to the other, making a diagonal line. Repeat with the two remaining corners.
Then use a ruler to measure 4.5 inches from each corner and mark it.
Use scissors to cut each corner toward the center just until you get to the 4.5 mark.
Next, fold over one of the flaps and use hot glue to secure. Repeat with the next flap. Repeat two more times.
Then add the button in the center and secure with hot glue.
Finally, use some hot glue to secure the stick to the back. This will make them stationary pinwheels. If you prefer spinning pinwheels, you can use brads instead of buttons and then hot glue the skewer in between the two flaps of the brad. It's a little tricky but it will work!
Your pretty pinwheels are complete!
Where are you placing your 4th of July pinwheels? Let us know by sharing photos/video @little.sunshine.mom! ☀️