She also gets to enjoy a little reminder of me ;) haha.
So funny! Anyway, here's how to make these lovely little guys!
- 4 pieces of tissue paper
- glue gun
- glue stick or Elmer's glue
- 1 pipe cleaner (cut in half) or 2 pipe cleaners
Step 1: Get two pieces of tissue paper and line them up.
Step 2: Fold the tissue paper like an accordion or fan (about 1 inch thick).
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create a second tissue paper "fan."
Step 4: Fold each fan in the middle and wrap a pipe cleaner around it.
Step 5: Put the middle parts together, and tie a long piece of string or ribbon around. This is the ribbon that the pinwheel will be hanging from.
Step 6: TRIM so they're all the same length, then GLUE the sides together.
Step 7: Spread out to create a circle.
Step 8: Glue ribbon in place.
Step 9: Hot glue sign in the middle.
TA DA....Tissue Paper Pinwheels!
The puffy ball shaped ones (which my coworker's children called, "Cha-Cha Balls," are just as easy!
Here's what you need:
- 7+ pieces of tissue paper (I usually use 8-10 with bigger puffs to make it more full)
- 1 pipe cleaner
Follow steps 1-4, but instead of creating two fans, you are creating ONE fan with 7+ pieces.
Steps 1-4: See above.
Step 5: Cut round edges on both ends of the fans.
Step 6: Pull individual pieces of the tissue paper toward the center, but BE CAREFUL! It rips easily! Alternate sides as well.
Flip -- Side 2
Step 7: FLUFF, and make it full!!