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!
Create Colorful Pinwheels for Summer in 30 Minutes
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Here’s what you need to make Easy Felt Pinwheels:
- Kunin® Premium™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Orchid, Peacock, Gold, Fuchsia
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Lagoon, Candy Pink, Bright Lilac, Lemon Frost
- Wooden Dowels
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pinking Shears
- Scallop Shears
- Buttons – Assorted
- Wire Cutters
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
Here’s how to create Colorful Pinwheels from Felt:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
If you LOVE quick and easy felt projects, then click through to my Tropical Hibiscus Wreath perfect for Summer!
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