Thursday, July 8, 2010

party pinwheels

What's a party without some pinwheels?  

Pinwheels make a great party decor, favors, and fun.  These DIY pinwheels can be made ahead of time or after your party goers decorate them with a little flair.  

We are planning the big #2 party for our kiddo and part of the party fun will be making these pinwheels.  First, the kiddos in attendance will decorate their paper with fun bug-themed stickers and their new chunky crayons; then, the adults will assemble each one using a 3/8" dowel, a tack, a glass bead, a hammer and a dab of gorilla glue.  Simple and fun.  

any questions?

A few pointers:
1.  You've got to work with it a little after assemble to get it to spin fast.  A little tug here, a little tug there.
2. It may spin faster if you use a hole punch instead of poking the holes with the tack.  
3. Supervise the kiddos while they use these, the chance of the tack coming out is possible.  Although, with the use of gorilla glue, it lessons the chance of it coming loose with "normal" use. 

These pinwheels have endless versatility.  How cute would they be on pretty double-sided printed paper?  Or, with painted or ribbon-wrapped dowels? Or with fun stamps all over?  The options are endless. 

If you like this idea, I will be sharing in on Monday morning, July 12 on Great Day St. Louis.  In addition to these pinwheels, I will also be sharing how to use broken crayons as a party favor, mess-free finger painting, DIY fans, and pocket coloring books.  Tune in Monday at 10am for the fun!

Parties I'm Linking to Today:
Get Your Craft On at Life as Lori
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple 
Crazy Domestic at All Things Domestic


Su-sieee! Mac said...

Party pinwheels! What a great idea. Thanks for the instructions.

Untypically Jia said...

Very cute! And thanks for the step-by-step instructions. I would be lost without the pictures.

I'm a new follower from New Friend Friday!

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Patricia Torres said...

Simply loved this.. I'm going to share it with my girls for summer hols.. :-) I'm here from New Friends friday.. and loved your blog..

kristen said...

Very cute. Thanks for stopping by My Junk Drawer. I am a follower now too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

These are too cute! They will make such fun party favors!

Hungry For Living said...

Very Cute!
I am a new follower from New Friend Fridays's! I love your site! Hope you come visit soon!

Hungry For Living said...

I think im gonna make these for my next party!

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