Here’s a fun St David’s Day craft, a daffodil pinwheel windmill!
St David’s Day daffodil craft
I think these daffodil windmills are so cheery.
They are a step-by-step craft, good if you like to have a set of instructions to follow, and very interesting for children who are fascinating with wheels and everything that goes round.
Once you’ve made one you can then add lots of your own customisations – perhaps different colours or petal shapes – or you can explore the spinning concept to make a different project of your own.
You will need:
:: egg box
:: paper fastener / split pin
:: yellow and/or orange paint
:: a small paint brush
:: a craft knife (optional)
How to make a daffodil pinwheel spinner
Start by cutting a square from your yellow card. (We only had white card in the house when we made ours, so we covered it with yellow paint. If you are going to paint you will need to paint both sides of the card.)
Next, 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 all the paint is dry you need to cut lines into the yellow square of card as shown in the photo below.
To create your daffodil flower, you need to fold in four of the edges, as shown below. Fasten them in place with a stapler.
Make a stalk for the daffodil by rolling a piece of the green card into a tube.
Use a paper fastener / split pin 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 a 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.
More daffodil lesson ideas
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