Take a few minutes with your kids for this quick project to add a bit of springtime cheer into your day. These pinwheels are a breeze to put together! Using Post-It notes (which are pre-cut and easily on hand) makes it go even quicker!

Materials Needed

  • Post-It Notes or any paper cut into a 3" square
  • Straws
  • Brads
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut diagonal slits at each corner and then poke a small hole (a push pin works great for this) in every other tip and in the center (as shown in the picture).
  2. Fold every other tip towards the center, placing the brad through each hole, and fasten it all together.
  3. Glue your pinwheel to a straw. I couldn't find the straws I wanted at the store so I wrapped mine is decorative paper to get the look I wanted. (If you want your pinwheel to actually spin, use the brad to attach it to the straw instead of gluing it in place.)
  4. You can display your finished pinwheels in a small vase, pop them in an Easter basket, or perhaps tie them up with a stack of cookies to brighten a friend's day!

Post-It Note Paper Pinwheels