Colorful Pinwheels for Summer let’s Craft with the Kiddos

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Summer is here in full force and I am always looking for quick and easy projects to craft with the kiddos. Pinwheels are a classic sign of warm Summer weather. Felt is an easy medium for the kids to craft with. Follow my step by step directions below to create a batch Colorful Pinwheels for Summer in just about 30 minutes. A fun and easy activity when the kiddos complain that they are bored!

Yellow purple and turquoise colorful pinwheels for Summer Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

Create Colorful Pinwheels for Summer in 30 Minutes

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Here’s what you need to make Easy Felt Pinwheels:

Rainbow colors of Kunin Felt and large buttons with wooden dowels are the materials needed to create Pinwheels Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

Here’s how to create Colorful Pinwheels from Felt:

The lightweight, low-profile BrightPad makes crafting easier while reducing eye strain.

STEP ONE

To begin colorful pinwheels for Summer, measure a 5-inch by 5-inch square from each color of Kunin Premium™ Felt and Kunin Classic™ Felt. Cut the light colors with straight scissors. Cut the dark colors with pinking shears and scallop shears. Lightly mark an “X” on each square by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner with a ruler and fine point marker. Cut diagonal lines on the light felt with straight scissors, stopping 1-inch from the center. Cut diagonal lines on the dark felt with pinking shears and scallop shears, stopping 1-inch from the center.

Cut squares of bright felt colors with pinking shears and scissors as a pinwheel base Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

STEP TWO

Layer lighter felt squares on top of darker felt squares. Using a hot glue gun, place a dollop of glue in the center of the square. Bend the top left corner of the pinwheel square to the center and hold in place until glue sets. Repeat to complete the pinwheel. Glue every other corner of the triangles to create the shape. Set aside for the glue to cool completely.

Layer the light and dark colors of felt and then secure the outside points to the center with glue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

STEP THREE

On the front side, affix color coordinating buttons or mix it up with different colored buttons using hot glue. If your buttons have a loop (or shank) on the back remove with wire cutters. Set aside until glue has cooled.

Cut the shank off buttons with wire cutters and secure to center of pinwheel with glue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

STEP FOUR

To finish colorful pinwheels for Summer, flip over and attach a wooden dowel to the back of the pinwheel with a line of hot glue 1-inch long. Allow the glue to cool completely. Display as you wish!

Secure wooden dowel to the back of each pinwheel with glue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

Celebrate Summer with Fun Pinwheels

I hope you will use my Colorful Pinwheels for Summer as a jumping-off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create something to celebrate the warm weather! Add a pinwheel to a bouquet of flowers to brighten a friend’s day or decorate a special birthday package. The possibilities are endless!

Yellow pink purple and turquoise colorful pinwheels for Summer Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter! If you don’t have felt, use decorative scrapbook paper, construction paper, or even craft foam.

Pink purple and turquoise colorful pinwheels for Summer Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #feltcrafts #summer #pinwheels

If you LOVE quick and easy felt projects, then click through to my Tropical Hibiscus Wreath perfect for Summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “Colorful Pinwheels for Summer let’s Craft with the Kiddos

    • July 14, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Thanks, Jo! And they are super easy too!

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  • July 15, 2020 at 3:12 pm
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    These are such fun, I love crafting with felt. Thank you for sharing this with us at Handmade Monday. We have a fb group which you are welcome to join, where you can share your projects, and also a pinterest board (just see any Handmade Monday post for details of how to join in )

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    • July 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm
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      Thank you, Julie! I will check out the FB group and the Pinterest board! 🙂

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    • July 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm
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      Super easy, Donna!

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