DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Daffodil Pinwheel Craft
This cute daffodil craft uses the basic pinwheel with a cup on the front to form a daffodil.
You can use the templates I've provided or design your own using:
- construction paper and stickers
- fun foam, or
- thin pieces of plastic (like one would use for overhead projectors)
Fun foam ones are nice and sturdy, but you'll need to use straight pins instead of push pins to make them.
- something to color with
- pencil with eraser at the end (unsharpened is best, I think)
- push pin or straight pin
- optional: a small bead (like a pony bead)
- optional: green paint
- Optional: paint your pencil green so it looks like the stem of a flower.
- Optional: you can print the B&W template on yellow paper.
- Take the circle and crimp it along the lines to make an orange cup shape.
- Fold the rectangular template piece on the dashed line to make a square decorated on both sides.
- Glue the square together so you have a square decorated on both sides.
- Cut on the diagonal dotted lines (don't cut all the way into the middle).
- Bend each corner to the center dot, but don’t crease your folds.
- Place the cup in the middle of the pinwheel.
- Push a pin through the center into the eraser of a pencil (don't push it super tight).
- Optional: put a bead in between the eraser and the paper ... some
people find it spins a bit better this way... I've never noticed the
difference (maybe it's the type of pencil eraser? I use fresh,
unsharpened school pencils).
- Place it in a vase or pot and decorate your springtime table.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Daffodil Pinwheel template
Printable version of these instructions