Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AmandaBartlett Was a hit!
A class of 4 and 5 year olds loved decorating and putting these together. This is the second activity I did with my daughter's class.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kathy1961 all is good
all is good
June 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KathyJ123 as expected
They come with no instructions so I did one ahead of the party to know how to put it together. I did find that even with "pinching" the petals a little bit to make them a little flat they would still try to push their way off of the pin. After I put the pinwheels together I used a flat screwdriver to gently pry open the plastic piece again to make it so the holes in the paper didn't just slide right back off. That worked ok. They're not the greatest quality, and they're not going to last very long, but the kids enjoyed making them and playing with them during the party.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
by uhu44 How to make them spin well
step 1: push all holes - center and then wings in circles, last flower - on the axle.
step 2: add the rim bead with the slightly larger rim to the end/outside of the axle.
step 3: push the flower and the 4 wing holes carefully onto the rim bead
please see photos
November 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
by Sepucha pretty good
For the price, you can't beat the fun they offer. Kids loved making them, and after we figured out how to put them together, they were fun and spun like they should. Not the most spiny pinwheel, but they did the job. I put together some directions for the party we had them at so I would;t have to stand around and help everyone figure them out. Thought other users might like to see/use them, so I attached to my review. Enjoy!
May 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BeaKay Crowd pleaser. Easy to make and use--and it DID work well.
Excellent value. Easy to figure out (though instructions would have been nice for folks not mechanically inclined). Though other reviews said they didn't spin freely, ours seemed to work well. The kids loved them and even wanted to make more.
May 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pegsong Disappointed
No assembly directions. Once I ruined one, was able to assemble the others. Would only spin if manually moved. Bought these to bring to a picnic. Children were disappointed when pinwheels wouldn't spin in the wind.
July 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B2206 These were a hit
The kids loved these. We got the jumbo pinwheels. There were no instructions but they were not difficult to put together. They did not spin great when blowing them but did in front of a fan or out a car window. :)
June 16, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mmitti No instructions were included!
I bought these for a library kids program. There were no instructions included. Granted, they are simple, but it took me about 15 minutes to figure out how to put them together. There is also a piece that doesn't seem to fit anywhere, but the pinwheels will still work. I'll be using them later today and know that I'll have to help the kids fit the pinwheel onto a small round spool before adding the spool to the wand.
They'll be great when they are done, but may be labor intensive for the adults if the kids are younger.
April 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by baymommaof3 Would recommend, but with caveats!
Here's the lowdown....
- Pinwheels = awesome and cool.
- Designing your own pinwheel = super cool!
- Putting this specific product together = easy.
- Putting this product together WITHOUT having read all the customer reviews = disappointing, incredibly difficult, failure!
Here's the thing: It's true the finished product looks nothing like the ones the product page provides (unless you are a machine). And it's true that you don't get any instructions, just a bag of unassembled pieces! If you assemble it wrong, the pinwheel won't spin well, so there would be zero fun in that!
Here's what you do to ensure success: Staple the 4 parts of the pinwheel that gets pulled back. (Hard to explain, but if you have the product in front of you, you'll know what I mean!) Make sure the holes line up perfectly. If they don't, then there will be friction, so the pinwheel won't spin well. Put the mini flower over the tip to keep the pinwheel on. (It doesn't seem like that little paper flower will do a darn thing, but it does!) And voila!
At my child's birthday party, I had 4 crafts at a craft table and EVERYONE wanted to make a pinwheel first! In fact, some made several pinwheels and didn't even touch some of the other crafts!
August 15, 2011