How to Make a Simple Pinless Pinwheel With Your Kindergarten

How to create a simple pinless pinwheel

Your child will enjoy making this quick and easy pinwheel. A fun summer craft that will only take a few minutes to make and provides an excellent art project for your children to be proud of.

Supplies you will need:

  • Two sheets of paper with different colors.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Paper fastener (Optional - Pin if you don't want to make a pinless pinwheel).
  • Drinking straw or wooden stick.


  1. Cut out a 6 by 6 inch square (you can make the square larger or smaller)
    Pinwheel square paper
  2. If using a second sheet of paper, cut out the same size square and glue the 2 papers together back to back.
  3. Use a ruler to trace a line from corner to corner.
  4. Make a mark on each line 1/3 away from the center.
  5. Cut along the lines you traced until you reach the 1/3 mark.
    Cutting pinwheel paper
  6. Bring the edges to the center of the square.
    Fold the edges of the paper towards the center
  7. Make a hole through all 4 edges in the center.
    Make a hole in the 4 corners of the pinwheel to hold the pin
  8. Make a small cut into the wooden stick to allow the paper fastener through.
    Paper fastener and wooden stick
  9. Stick the paper fastener (or pin) into a wooden stick or the paper fastener into the straw.
    A simple pinless pinwheel
  10. Play!
    Enjoy your pinless pinwheel craft