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4th of july crafts - Red, White & Blue PinwheelRed, White & Blue Pinwheel


  • red, white and blue construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • 1/4 inch dowel
  • brass tack


Cut one 6-inch square from the red paper and one 6-inch square from the blue paper. Cut 4 1/4 x 3-inch strips of white paper and a 1-inch white star.

4th july pinwheelOn the red square draw diagonal lines from corner to corner intersecting at center. Layer red and blue squares together. Cut along the lines through both squares, 3 inches from each corner. Glue white strips onto blue square as shown in fig. 1.

With red and blue paper layered together and red paper on top, bend every other corner to center overlapping the tips. Push a brass tack through center of star and then through overlapping tips. Press end of tack onto the side of the dowel.

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