So this is a pretty simple concept, and just about everyone has made a pinwheel at one time or another, but I thought I would share how I like to make a pinwheel.
12" x 12" Scrapbook Paper
Long sewing pins- make sure it has a round head on the end
Pencil with eraser
1. Select a piece of two-sided scrapbook paper.
2. Put a cd in the center of your sheet of paper (it doesn't have to be exact, just near it), and mark 4 small lines in line with your corners. Read the next step and you will understand this better.
3. Line up a straight edge from one corner to the next and draw a line from the corner to the marks you made in the last step.
4. Cut along the lines you have drawn. Remember to stop at the marks you made in step #2.
5. Insert your pin about 1/2" from each corner working your way around the paper.
6. Once you have all corners pinned, line up your pin in the center of the paper, and push it all the way through.
7. Push your pin through the eraser of the pencil- be very careful not to push your thumb against the eraser, your you will have a pinwheel attached to your thumb!
8. Cut off the excess pin on the back side. and pull the pin back just enough that you can't see it sticking out.
9. Put a dot of hot glue on the back of the eraser when the pin made a hole. This will keep the pin from poking through and hurting your little ones!
10. Sit back and admire your Giant Spinning Pinwheel!