I help run Alfie’s Woodcraft Folk group, so I’m always on the look out for fun craft activities. Today’s gathering falls on St. David’s Day, so I thought we’d make these fab daffodil pinwheels that I spotted over on the always inspiring Nurture Store. They’re pretty simple – you just need coloured card, egg boxes (although I’ve used mini muffin cases instead) and split pins, plus some tape. The full tutorial is here, but here’s a brief summary of how I did it anyway.
1. Cut a square of yellow or orange card.
2. Cut down from each corner of the square towards the centre.
3. Fold in the corners to form a pinwheel shape and stick them down with Sellotape. (I found it easiest to tape opposite corners, then repeat with the other two).
4. Cut a strip of green card, roll around a pencil and tape to form a stem.
5. Make a hole in the middle of the muffin case, pinwheel and at the top of the stem, push the split pin through all three and fasten, making sure it’s loose enough to spin.
And you’re done. We’ll also be eating Welsh cakes, made by my mum (do try them if you haven’t as they’re delicious.) Happy St. David’s Day and happy crafting!