Spring is one of my favorite seasons and I have been seeing pictures of daffodils flowering, but where we are in the NE of the UK are a couple of weeks behind, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and make some two colour daffodil pinwheels. These would also be the perfect St Davis’s Day craft (which is on the 1st March).
- 2 squares of yellow and orange paper
- Split pin
- Egg carton
- Green Pipe Cleaner
- Green plant stick
How to make your two colour daffodil pinwheel
- Your paper needs to be coloured on both sides, if you do not have the colours you want you could always paint them.
- Draw a line from corner to corner through the centre of the paper and cut from the edge three-quarters of the way to the centre.
- Fold consecutive corners of the paper into the centre and secure together (I used a stapler, but tape would be fine)
- Cut out the pointy part of the egg carton and either paint or colour in (this will become the trumpet of the daffodil)
- Make a small hole in the centre of the pinwheel and the centre of the egg carton and push through the split pin, opening at the other side.
- If you had any green straws you could just push the split pin into it, but as we didn’t, I decided to use a pipe cleaner to wrap around the split pin and then wrap it around a plant stake that we already had.
- We curled the yellow edges of the paper over a pen, so that you could see more of the contrasting orange colour.
Adaptations We also made a couple using foam sheets instead of paper and the egg carton, these are going to go in our garden to until our daffodils flower!