How to make a pinwheel from foam

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If you’re looking for a simple activity to make with your kids then this tutorial on how to make a pinwheel from foam is perfect for you! Whether your little ones want something to play with or to make a decorative gift for mum then this simple tutorial is a great one to bookmark for later.

These cute pinwheels don’t actually spin, but they bring a bit of colour to any garden or party. The wooden skewer makes them easy to stand up in plant pots or vases too!

Once you know how to make a pinwheel from foam you’ll be making them with the kids all the time! So, why not read on and make a whole bunch of them with the kids today?

How to make a pinwheel from foam

What you will need:

Coloured foam
Buttons
Wooden skewers
Scissors
Glue

A great reason to make these pinwheels, aside from them being beautiful, of course, is that it’s a fab way to incorporate learning into a fun activity. The younger kids can practice can practice learning their colours whilst the older kids can learn dexterity and develop their fine motor skills by working with scissors.

Step 1

Cut a 15cm x 15cm square from the foam sheet

How to make a pinwheel from foam 15x15 cm foam sheet

Step 2

Cut towards the centre from each corner, stopping about 2cm short.

How to make a pinwheel from foam

Step 3

Take one point from one of the segments and fold in to the middle and glue in place.

How to make a pinwheel from foam

Step 4

Repeat with the other three segments.

How to make a pinwheel from foam

Step 5

Glue a decorative button in to the middle of your foam pin wheel shape.

How to make a pinwheel from foam

Step 6

Take the wooden skewer and push the point in to the back of the pin wheel, behind the button.

How to make a pinwheel from foam

We have shown two different sizes with a simple button centre. There is nothing to stop you from adding extra decoration. Remember they don’t actually spin so you can make them extra pretty. Feathers, sequins or glitter could be used. Why not use felt tips to draw patterns on the foam sheets too?

This tutorial was brought to you by Cutfoam, the foam cushion specialists. If you would like a fun foam tutorial for your blog please get in contact with stacey.lowe13@yahoo.co.uk for more info. Don’t forget to follow KiddyCharts on Pinterest for more fun activities for the kids!

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