Pinwheel Pencil Topper
Learn how to make a pinwheel then add it to the top of your pencil and make writing assignments fun!
- Paint Brushes Triangle Handle
- Pastel Fuzzy Sticks
- Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
- Aluminum Foil
- Push Pin **be careful of sharp point
- Glue Stick
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Cut a 3 inch piece of paper and then use a glue stick to glue it onto the dull side of a piece of aluminum foil. Tip: Use a piece of foil that is larger than the 3 inch square as you will cut it down later in another step.
Use your Acrylic Paint to decorate the paper with a unique design. It is best to use bright colors and simple patterns. Make sure to allow the paint to dry thoroughly before continuing.
Trim the extra foil from your paper.
Cut a slit in each corner of the paper toward the middle, but stop about halfway. Do not cut the paper all the way across.
Using a glue stick, add glue to the middle of the foil.
You will now begin forming your pinwheel shape. Take one corner of your paper and fold to the middle. Press down to make sure it sticks.
Add some more glue to the middle of your pinwheel. Fold in every other corner to create the pinwheel effect. You’ll want to overlap these pieces slightly in the middle.
Gently press your push pin through the center of the pinwheel to secure the shape.
Push the sharp end of the pin into eraser on your pencil. Don’t push through too far, you want to leave room the pinwheel to spin. Test your pinwheel by gently blowing it.