Fun DIY Pinwheel Project for 4th of July

Ever since I was young, I have been a fan of pinwheels. Not only are they great decoration pieces to have in your yard and home, they are also interactive! Though pinwheels may seem like complex decorations, they are actually quite easy to make.

Pinwheels are great for little children during 4th of July. Not only will they get to take part in the 4th of July festivities, but they will also have a blast blowing into the pinwheel! In today’s post, I’m going to share with everyone a fun DIY project to make your own pinwheel for 4th of July.

From Shindigz


  • printed paper (red & white stripes, stars, or make your own!)
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • pin
  • glue (optional)
  • straw (or pencil, wooden dowel)

With the paper you want, cut out a shape of the template below:

If you want each flap of the pinwheel to have a different pattern, glue the 2 patterned papers together (pattern facing out) before cutting out the template.

Use the scissors to cut out the lines. Curl all the dotted corners toward the middle dot and secure with a pin. Once all the corners have been secured, poke the pin into a stick. If the pin is too long, cut it shorter before inserting it into the stick (we don’t want any poking accidents!)

There are many ways to decorate your home with these 4th of July pinwheels. You can put them into a vase:


From Sunshine and Chaucer Blog

Or create your own pinwheel garden!

From Ralston House

More 4th of July holiday decor ideas and projects coming up soon! If you have any ideas you would like to share, please leave them below!




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2 responses to “Fun DIY Pinwheel Project for 4th of July

  1. Thanks for the template! I’m going to make some with my girls.

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