Beautiful daffodil pinwheels :: St David’s Day craft

Celebrate St David’s Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant by making this spring flower craft : daffodil pinwheels. I think they look so cheery that they’d be great to make on any spring day – and a vase of them would make a lovely Mothers’ Day gift. Here’s how we made them.

Such a pretty daffodil craft :: make a flower pinwheel


St David’s Day daffodil craft

You’ll need: yellow card (or card and yellow paint), green card, a egg box, a paper fastener, yellow and/or orange paint, a small paint brush, a stapler, a ruler, a pencil, a pair of scissors, (a craft knife – optional) Start by cutting a square from your yellow card. We only had white card in the house, but as Little is painting-crazy at the moment this wasn’t a problem as we did have some yellow paint. If you are going to paint you will need to paint both sides of the card. Cut out the cup part of the egg box – this is going to be the trumpet part of your daffodil. Paint it either yellow or orange, depending on what colour you would like in the centre of your flower.

Once any paint is dry you need to cut lines into the yellow square of card as shown in the photo below. You can draw the lines using the pencil and ruler and then cut along them with the scissors.

Now you need to fold in four of the edges, as shown below. Fasten them in place with a stapler.

Make a stalk for the flower by rolling a piece of the green card in to a tube. Now you’re going to use the paper fastener to join the egg box trumpet, the daffodil and the stalk all together.  You can poke the paper fastener straight through the card but you might find it easier to make a hole with either the pencil or craft knife first. You want the hole to be loose enough for the daffodil to twirl around to give you the windmill effect. And there you have it – a beautiful daffodil. You could make a few of them in different shades to make a lovely spring bouquet.

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    • Cathy says

      Thanks Amanda – daffodils are my favourite flower. (I’ve got a Welsh grandmother too!)

  1. says

    These are so adorable! I can’t wait for our daffodils to start blooming. This is such a creative and beautiful craft. Thank you for linking up with Try and Tell.

  2. says

    What a cute idea! I’m torn between having the kids at work make them, or just making a bunch myself (I have no garden).
    Heck, I think I’ll do both!

  3. says

    Mmmh, could have sworn I stopped by and commented on your wonderful daffodil before… but I can’t see a comment. I must be getting old! So sorry!!! Have of course seen your daffodil and love it (in fact, it was in Spring Get Crafty, no?).

    Like the use of the split pin – wasn’t sure whether that would let the wheel spin, which is why I fiddled with out “normal pin” on ours!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Crafts Party!


  4. says

    Ahh, my favorite flower. Now pinned to my Spring Pinterest board. Stopping by from No Time For Flashcards link-up. Thanks for a great idea. :-)

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