Recycled Pinwheel

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog Geek with Glasses.

With school right around the corner, school supplies are on sale everywhere and what better way to get ready for Back To School than a pretty pencil craft. Spruce up those pencil cases this year with a recycled milk jug pinwheel.

Craft Supplies:


Permanent Markers


Start by cutting off the back panel of the milk jug.  Then draw a square, see picture. You’ll want to cut on the dotted line, but not the whole way into the center. The dots in the corners are to be folded into the center and the thumb tack pushed through.

I placed a dot of hot glue to glue the pinwheel together. Once the tack has been inserted, push it into the top of the pencil, just below the metal of the eraser.  We decorated ours after it was assembled because my daughter wanted to see how it would fold up before she colored it. But it may be decorated before it is assembled.

We used a milk jug instead of paper because she wants these for her outside fairy garden as well as pencil case. So, incase these are left outside in the rain they will last and not get ruined like paper would. Plus if the wind catches them the will also hold up well.

Enjoy the last days of summer and those summer breezes.

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