These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami pinwheel. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.
Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.
Step 3) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre.
Step 4) Unfold the folds from the previous step.
Step 5) Open up the paper along the dotted lines.
Step 6) Squash Fold the paper flat.
Step 7) Open up the paper at the top and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 8) Fold the paper out along the dotted lines.
Step 9) Open up each of the 4 flaps.
If you’d like to you can pin the windmill to a stick and blow into the pockets to make it spin.
The complete pinwheel or windmill
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