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How to make an origami propeller/pinwheel/spinner (easy)

Got it from a book years ago, but I can't find it now to give credit. Sorry. Note: pictures rotate if u click on them. Don't click on them & follow written directions :]

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Start w/ a square of paper any size. This one is about 3inches. You can use printer paper. Anything really.

Start w/ a square of paper any size. This one is about 3inches. You can use printer paper. Anything really.

Fold top tip to bottom tip.

Fold top tip to bottom tip.

Fold right tip down to bottom point.

Fold right tip down to bottom point.

Fold left tip down to bottom point.

Fold left tip down to bottom point.

Mountain fold back (in half).

Mountain fold back (in half).

Cut edge off. I prefer a thin model, so just kinda guesstimate. No big deal.

Cut edge off. I prefer a thin model, so just kinda guesstimate. No big deal.

Keep the piece my finger is touching & open it all the way up...

Keep the piece my finger is touching & open it all the way up...

To this.

To this.

Cut each propeller in half. All the way down to...

Cut each propeller in half. All the way down to...

About here. Try to get them all the same.

About here. Try to get them all the same.

Fold top left down.

Fold top left down.

Fold bottom right up.

Fold bottom right up.

Fold right side over & under.

Fold right side over & under.

Fold left side over & under...

Fold left side over & under...

I bend mine back to wriggle & slide it in there.

I bend mine back to wriggle & slide it in there.

Turn it over.

Turn it over.

Fold top down diagonally.

Fold top down diagonally.

Fold bottom up diagonally.

Fold bottom up diagonally.

Fold right over & under diagonally.

Fold right over & under diagonally.

Fold left over & under diagonally.

Fold left over & under diagonally.

Color it however you like.

Color it however you like.

Fold it in half. Unfold.

Fold it in half. Unfold.

Fold it in half other way. Unfold.

Fold it in half other way. Unfold.

Use your fingernail to curl each propeller to the left. You're done! Blow directly on top of it & watch how fast these little boogers go!

Use your fingernail to curl each propeller to the left. You're done! Blow directly on top of it & watch how fast these little boogers go!

You can color on either side. One side is pinwheel looking in the center & the other is square. You could make these bigger & pin to a stick for a pinwheel!

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers