Pinwheel Flower Centerpiece Craft
Make simple pinwheel flowers with paper and pins.
- Colored construction paper, standard size
- Straight pins or small brass nails
- Glue stick
- 6" or 8" foam balls, tissue paper, ribbon
- Very sharp knife to cut the foam
- Alternative: empty bottles
- Pencils with new eraser
- To make each flower: Take the lower right-hand corner of a piece of construction paper and fold it diagonally so it lines up with the left-hand side of the paper. Crease well.
- You'll have a small rectangle at the top of the page—cut it off, so you'll end up with a square.
- Next, take the lower left-hand corner of the square and fold diagonally across to the right-hand side of the paper and crease it.
- Measure 1 inch from the center point and mark the point along each fold. Working from the outside in, cut along the four folds, stopping at the mark.
- Put a dab of glue in the center of the square.
- Take the right-hand corner of one triangle and fold it toward the center of the square, pressing it into the glue to stick it to the center.
- Place a dab of glue on the point that's now stuck in the center and take the corner of the next triangle and fold it toward the center on top of the first corner.
- Repeat with the other two corners until all four have one side folded into the center.
- Push a straight pin or small nail through the center of the pinwheel and into the flat top of a pencil eraser, leaving enough space between the eraser and thepaper so the pinwheel can spin.
- To make the base: Foam balls: Carefully slice each foam ball into two half-circles. Firmly stick the pencils into the round top of the foam ball. Place the flat side on a piece of tissue paper, and then tie up the tissue paper with a piece of ribbon to cover the foam. Glass bottle: Alternatively, tie a piece of ribbon around the neck of the bottle, stick several flowers in the top, and your centerpiece craft is ready.