Paper toys were big in the 1800s and early 1900s. From paper dolls to model planes, children found hours of peaceful playtime in paper toys. Tapping my nostalgia for eras gone by, I designed the Flower Pinwheel, a great project to create for – or with – your children. They make snappy decorations too.
Most of the supplies needed are likely in your scrapbooking stash: paper, eyelets, brads, ribbon. Add to these items a dowel, a wooden bead and a 12” piece of 18-gauge wire and you’re good to go. Make a poinsettia pinwheel -- or go for a springtime look with an assortment of papers from my scrapbook collection (available at HeatherBaileyStore.com).
You won't believe how well these pinwheels work -- they even spin when you're just walking past them. I love that!
These playful pinwheels were featured in the December 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Download the Flower Pinwheel pattern as my gift to you. In the future, we'll have a printed version of the pattern available at HeatherBaileyStore.com.