Cupcake Liner Pinwheel

  • Grades 1-3

Create a simple pinwheel that really works using cupcake liners, a pushpin and a wooden dowel!


  • Round Dowels Assorted Sizes
  • 2 Patterned Cupcake Liners
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtack
  • Glue Stick


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.  

Flatten two cupcake liners of different patterns or colors as best you can.

Step 3.

Glue the blank sides of the liners together.

Step 4.

Fold in half.

Step 5.

Fold in half again.

Step 6.

Unfold the liner and cut slits along each fold, about half way to the middle.

Step 7.

Pull every other corner into the center and stick a thumbtack through all of the corners.

Step 8.

Push the thumbtack into a wood dowel and head outside!