Before I share the tutorial for the circle mobile from my baby’s room, I wanted to share a tutorial on making pinwheels. I’ve seen this done in a variety of ways, but wanted to share the way that has worked best for me. I also wanted to share the fun pinwheel wall in Isabelle’s room. Her room is coming along nicely. I will be sharing more on that here soon.
supplies | 3 6×12 sheets of paper, cardboard, glue gun, a paper scorer
(I bought this one, it works great, and it is only $13 right now!)
step 1 | score your paper
Score your sheets of cardstock in 1/2 inch increments.
step 2 | fold your scored paper
step 3 | glue together
Glue ends together to form a circle.
step 4 | flip to make pinwheel
Flip your glued circle into the pinwheel shape. Cut the piece of the cardboard into a small square. Glue pinwheel to the cardboard square to hold it in place. This can be tricky. I usually hold the pinwheel in shape, face down, and attach the square to the back and hold for 2-3 seconds. Then I will flip it around and hold it back in its shape, pressing down on the glued section. The hot glue gives you a little bit of time to move it into the correct shape. Hold for 10-15 seconds.
These were so much fun to make. Just choose your favorite papers and sit down and fold and glue. After a bit, you end up with a pretty pile of loveliness.
I wanted these for a wall in my daughter’s room. I tried attaching them with packing tape and they were all off the wall by the next morning. I ended up using thumbtacks for the large pinwheels and pins for the small pinwheels and just poked them into the wall. It worked and they are so pretty.