How To Make A Red And White Pinwheel For National Day

How To Make A Red And White Pinwheel For National Day
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With the heat and humidity in Singapore, the occasional breeze is always welcomed and it makes it even better with the aesthetic of a spinning pinwheel. This duo coloured pinwheel is a fun and easy décor to make. It also requires simple materials that can probably be found at home such as paper, glue, and straws. Read on to see how to make this red and white pinwheel.


What you need to make a Red And White Pinwheel

What you need to make a Red And White Pinwheel

  • Red paper
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • 50 cent coin
  • Straw
  • Tape
  • Additional Décor (Optional)

How to make a Red And White Pinwheel

cutting the paper into 10 x 10 cm pieces

Start by cutting the paper into 10 x 10 cm pieces. You will need 2 squares of red paper and 2 squares of white paper. After that, fold the squares into triangles and cut the paper squares into triangles. You should end up with 8 triangles.


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Take the 50 cent coin and trace two circles of that size and cut it out.

Take the 50 cent coin and trace two circles of that size and cut it out.

take a triangle and paste the first triangle with the apex facing the middle of the circle

Take one of the circles and take a triangle and paste the first triangle with the apex facing the middle of the circle

Next, take another one of the triangles of the second colour and paste it so that the longer side of the second triangle lies on the vertical line of the first triangle. Repeat until all the triangles are fit around the circle.

For the final triangle

For the final triangle, tuck the right half of the triangle under the starting triangle to complete the pattern.

The final pattern should look like so.

The final pattern should look like so.

take the outer triangle pieces and fold them inwards

Next, take the outer triangle pieces and fold them inwards. The triangles should be folded in alternate colours. Take the second circle and use it to secure all of the triangle pieces.

The final product will look like so.

The final product will look like so. Take a straw and stick it at the back.

Take a straw and stick it at the back.

To make the pinwheel movable, take a pushpin and stick it through the middle and press the pushpin through the straw before fastening it.

See how to make other National Day-themed art here.


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