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How To Make A Simple Paper Windmill

35 views  •  8 Jan 2023
Lottie Smith
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Every Child Needs To Make This Simple Paper Windmill

Having simple paper windmills like this is one of my earliest childhood memories. I now make them with my kids. They are so much fun as they are so colourful and you can make them with almost any papers, coloured, metallic, holographic.

They are both fun to play with and to put in the garden during the warmer summer months. I used to love getting them and taking them to the beach when I was younger.

Craft Materials & Equipment Need For A Simple Paper Windmill

Coloured Paper in 3 Colours
PVA Glue
Paperclip
25cm Dowel
Cork

Scissors
Glue Brush
Ruler
Pencil
Eraser
Fine Grade Sandpaper
Drill
How To Make A Simple Paper Windmill

Measurements For A Simple Paper Windmill

1st Stage

You first need to cut out two 15cm squares from coloured paper, use a different colour for each, and glue them together back to back.

2nd Stage

Then use a pencil and ruler to draw diagonal lines in both directions across the centre of the square. Then measure 7cm in from each of the four corners, and mark it with a dot. Use scissors to cut up to the dots and then erase the pencil lines.
How To Make A Simple Paper Windmill

Making The Paper Simple Windmill Shape

3rd Stage

Now you can bend over every alternating point into the middle of the square. Then glue all of the points together, holding the paper together firmly until the glue dries.

4th Stage

Take another third colourful paper, and cut out a small circle. Then straighten out a paperclip, be careful as the ends can be quite sharp. Bend one of the ends into a coil, and glue into the middle of the circle piece.
How To Make A Simple Paper Windmill

Assembling A Simple Paper Windmill

5th Stage

You now need to gently and carefully push the other end of the paperclip through the middle of the windmill. Take a wooden dowel and sand both ends smooth. Then drill a small hole at one end of the dowel that is 3cm from the end.

6th Stage

Next, push the sharp end of the paperclip through the small hole that you made in the dowel. Put some glue onto the end of the paperclip and push it into a piece of cork, which will prevent any poking.
How To Make A Simple Paper Windmill

Simple Paper Windmill Conclusion

There you have it. What a wonderful craft project to make on a lovely summer's day. Create a special memory in your children for just a few pennies. Have fun making and decorating and enjoy the smiles on their little faces when a warm breeze catches their simple paper windmill.
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