We love these giant pinwheels as a fun and spirited wall decoration. These pinwheels were made with newspaper, but get creative and try other materials--wallpaper could be a fantastic option!
For each newspaper pinwheel you will need:
-6 sheets of newspaper
-Stapler with staples
-Hot glue gun with glue
-1 scrap of newspaper
-1 tab from soda can
-Contrasting paper for center (if desired)
1. Begin by accordian-folding each sheet of newspaper.
2. Overlap the last fold of one sheet and the first fold of another. Staple at the top and bottom. Tip: If your paper is very decorative and the staples will stand out, substitute the staples with a dab of hot glue. Continue this process will all six sheets of newspaper.
3. Join the first and last sheets as you did with the others - you will have a floppy tube.
4. Stand your tube upright. Push the inside edges down onto your work surface, easing them until they meet in the center.
5. Secure the center with hot glue. Be sure to hold your pinwheel in shape until the glue sets.
6. Flip your pinwheel over and reinforce the center with hot glue. As the hot glue sets, place a scrap of newspaper over the center for added strength.
7. Cut a 4" circle from the card stock and secure to the center of your pinwheel with a dab of hot glue. If you'd like to add a decorative center, cut a starburst (or any shape) pattern from contrasting paper and hot glue to the card stock circle.
8. Hot glue the soda can tab to the back of your pinwheel - this makes a great hanger! Experiment with pinwheels of different sizes hung at varying heights to make an interesting, beautiful backdrop.
Credit: My Hands Made It