1. Create a pinwheel garden

Create a pinwheel garden

Brighten up your desk or your neighbor's desk, or your kid's room or any old room for that matter, with pinwheels. Not just one pinwheel, mind you. With this project, Creative Kidstuff shows us how to create a whole garden.


  • What you need:

    paper straws
    flower pot
    pebbles, glass beads, coffee beans, anything small and round and heavy
    short flat pins or brads
    1 pack of in a variety of colors

    What you need

  • What to do:

    1. With one Post-it® Note at a time, cut from each corner toward the center. Make your cuts approximately 1.5" long, so they come near the center point without touching it.

    With one Post-it® Note at a time, cut from each corner toward the center

  • 2. Take every other corner and fold it into the center, without creasing the paper. (You can also use a little bit of hot glue to help keep these in place.)

    Take every other corner and fold it into the center, without creasing the paper

  • 3. Holding the corners in place, take a push pin or safety pin and push it through the center of your pinwheel.

    take a push pin or safety pin and push it through the center of your pinwheel

  • 4. Then, take a short flat pin and push into a paper straw, securely attaching your pinwheel.

    take a short flat pin and push into a paper straw, securely attaching your pinwheel

  • 5. Repeat this until you have as many pinwheels as you want.

    6. Fill your flowerpot with pebbles or beads, and stick the pinwheels into the pot.

    Repeat this until you have as many pinwheels as you want.

  • 7. Pretty and colorful, you might even be tempted to place it on the porch. But be sure to enjoy your garden indoors!

    This activity was brought to you by Creative Kidstuff and Post-it® Brand. 


  • Creative Kidstuff

     At Creative Kidstuff, our mission is simple: we help families play. Why? Because play is joyful, educational, creative and inspiring.

    Creative Kidstuff offers customers a thoughtful selection of developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative and imaginative. Creative Kidstuff believes in the power of play and expertly edits the assortment to include brand new, fresh toys as well as classics that stand the test of time.


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