Mini Pinwheel Charm


Total Time 2 3 Hours
Ages School Age

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
  • Scissors
  • Pushpin
  • 24-gauge wire
  • Pipe cleaner
  • 2 seed beads (we used size 6/0 E)
  • Needle-nose pliers

How to make it

  1. Mini Pinwheel Charm - Step 1Cut 1-inch slits at each corner of the paper square. Use a pushpin to poke 5 holes in the square, as shown.
  2. Mini Pinwheel Charm - Step 2Wrap 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.
  3. Mini Pinwheel Charm - Step 3Working counterclockwise, thread the wire through the holes in the paper points, being careful not to crease the paper.
  4. Mini Pinwheel Charm - Step 4Slide 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.
  5. Mini Pinwheel Charm - Step 5Wrap 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.
  6. Mini Pinwheel Charm-Step 6

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