DIY Jumbo Pinwheels
Very good purchase
I would recommend this product. At first I was worried whether the pinwheel would spin or not because of the reviews. Anyway, ours worked great! We just added a small straw which we cut from the handle (about 1/4 inch) and inserted this through the pinwheel head before inserting the paper pinwheel.
We used paint and markers to decorate the pinwheels.
December 27, 2014
It was a fast and easy project for the take n make at the county fair.
We purchased these for a take n make at a county fair. It is very difficult to find a project for all ages and this seems to fit the bill. All ages loved it and the little ones loved the stickers to decorate or put in their shirts...whatever worked for the parents. It was hot so it kept them cool for the day. Very easy to make and real quick. The project was in our budget. So the boss loved it too! Great little project to start off the summer.
June 9, 2014
I bought these to work with my Girl Scouts. They were easy to put together - nice and big. The problem was they wouldn't stay together and forget about blowing and spinning. A waste of time and money
June 4, 2014
Fun to make, but hard to get to spin with blowing.
April 10, 2014
I bought this for a library program for kids 5-8 years. I didn't even use it because the quality was lousy. The pinwheel portion kept popping off the central mechanism. In addition the straw is too loose to stay in the cap of the central mechanism. It just falls off. I tried wrapping tape around one end of the straw to tighten its fit and that worked but the pinwheel still doesn't turn. I also think it would be difficult for a child to assemble it as the petals keep popping off.
April 16, 2013
Fun not functional
Bought these for the kids craft/activity table at my daughter's 2nd birthday party. No instructions, but didn't take long to figure out. Both boys & girls had fun decorating them. Jumbo size was great, but pinwheels didn't spin that great. When we blew on them, they rotated around the stick instead of spinning. Wouldn't buy them again unless that feature was improved.
September 4, 2012
Cute idea but they are so flimsy even the most careful of artists ripped them when working.. once assembled they didn't turn very well either. Its a cute birthday party craft I just wish they were made a bit better.
June 6, 2011
Cute, could use directions
I liked this craft. Used it with a class of First graders for "parent of the week". It takes a while to color the whole thing (both sides), so it is not a quick craft. Would recommend stickers and stamps to make that quicker. Took me using 2 pinwheels to figure out how to put it together, but after that, it is quick and easy. It does spin, especially if the kids run with them. Cute craft!
June 3, 2011
The first time I put these together, they were a little tricky. Now I keep a sample on hand from year to year. I use them in my first grade classroom when we do our unit on weather.
April 10, 2011
Have purchased this product twice for two different classes. Very fun for the kids. However, there are only 16 "sticks" included and 24 "wheels". I had to purchase more to cover all the kids in the classes and have several wheels left over.
No directions for assembly. You have to look at the picture and try to figure it out.
April 4, 2011