Forget streamers, these dazzling paper pinwheels are an easy way to make a big statement with your party décor.
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-Decorative paper, different patterns of red, white, and blue found in the scrapbooking section of craft stores:
-8 1/2 x 11 inch for small pinwheels
-12 x 12 inch for large pinwheels
-Paper stars (use an online template or trace the shape from a star cookie cutter)
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For small pinwheels:
-2 1/2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch decorative paper
-Cut paper in half horizontally, fold paper in 3/4 inch folds
For large pinwheels:
-7 sheets of 12 x 12 inch paper
-Cut paper in half horizontally, fold paper in 1 inch folds
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Attach the pieces of paper, end to end, using a staple or glue gun.
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Close the circle by cinching in the middle. This should produce a circular fan.
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5. Secure a small dowel rod to the back of the pinwheel with a glue gun to give it some stability.
6. Add string for hanging