Breeze Through Creativity With Easy DIY Windmill Summer Craft

by MS Meenakshi

July 13th 2023, 5:31 pm


Embark on an adventure of summer crafts, which can make them feel like they can harness the power of the wind! This blog tutorial will teach your kid how to make an easy windmill summer craft toy.

 As extra entertainment for kids, while both of you are busy doing the craft, you can also introduce to your kid the concept of renewable energy and how windmills are used to create it.


Follow the below easy steps to make a colorful windmill toy with which they can play outdoors on a windy day.

What you can teach your kid through this DIY shark craft:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Ideation
  • Concept of renewable energy and about windmills

Materials needed:

  1. Ruler
  2. Scissors
  3. Pencil
  4. Green color papers 
  5. Wooden straws or dowels
  6. Push pins
  7. Glue stick
  8. Bead-change


Steps to make a windmill summer craft in 6 easy steps

Step 1: Let your kid cut a square out of green paper under your supervision. After that, let them draw two diagonal lines across the square paper so that an “X” is formed with the lines. 


Step 2: Now, ask your kid to draw a circle in the middle where the two diagonals intersect. They can also draw a circle with the help of the glue stick’s cap.


Step 3:Now cut a few centimeters across the diagonals on the four sides as shown in the image below, but do not cut till the middle of the diagonal. 


Step 4:Four small triangles form after cutting a little across the diagonals. Now, fold the right end of a triangle and stick it in the middle of the square paper, which aligns with the circle's center drawn earlier. This will create the windmill's blades.  Repeat the process until all the proper ends of the four triangles are stuck to the middle. Turn the windmill over once they are done.


While using glue, remind your kid to let it dry after pasting something before proceeding with the next step.


Step 5: After your kid turns the windmill over, at the center of the windmill, stick a bead or any other decorative item, as shown in the picture.


 Step 6: Take a wooden straw or a dowel and help your kid stick it to the back of the windmill, as shown.


You have successfully created a stunning windmill toy summer craft. Get ready to have a whirlwind of fun with your kid by taking them outdoors to a breezy spot. Let them enjoy the sight of a windmill spinning as the wind blows.


Remember to congratulate your young crafter on this achievement!


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