Put a fanciful spin on your summer style with a paper pinwheel that can be donned as a twirling ring, a ponytail charm, a pin, or even a shoelace decoration.
What you’ll need
- 2-inch square of colorful scrapbooking paper
- 24-gauge wire
- Pipe cleaner
- 2 seed beads (we used size 6/0 E)
- Needle-nose pliers
How to make it
- Cut 1-inch slits at each corner of the paper square. Use a pushpin to poke 5 holes in the square, as shown.
- Wrap the middle of a 4-inch piece of wire around the center of a 4-inch section of pipe cleaner and twist the doubled wire to secure it in place. Push the ends of the wire through a seed bead, then through the hole in the center of the paper.
- Working counterclockwise, thread the wire through the holes in the paper points, being careful not to crease the paper.
- Slide another seed bead onto the wire. Trim the wire 1/2 inch above the bead and use pliers to twist it into a small circle to hold the bead in place.
- Wrap the pipe cleaner around your child’s finger and twist the ends together to secure it. Wrap the excess pipe cleaner length around the ring, or trim the ends.